4 December 2022

Kota An 18 – year – old NEET aspirant diagnosed with hepatic encephalopathy died during treatment at a private hospital here, an official said on Saturday Victim Vaibhav Roy was among the 36 students from Jawahar Nagar area here who were suffering from the disease in the last few days. Of these, 18 have recovered. while the others are under treatment at three private hospitals.

Hepatic encephalopathy is a nervous system disorder brought on by the severe liver disease. Kota chief medical and health officer ( CMHO ) Dr. Jagdish Soni said that three water suppliers in the area were found to be supplying contaminated drinking water to coaching institutes, hostels, and canteens. Roy was a native of West Bengal but was living with his family in Kaithun town here for several years.

polluted water likely cause
polluted water likely cause

Dr. Rajiv Sharma, who treated Roy, said he was admitted to the hospital for fever and jaundice on October 5, but within a couple of days, he was diagnosed with hepatic encephalopathy There was a swelling in his brain which turned severe and he died on Thursday, Dr. Sharma added. Thirty-five other students tested positive for hepatitis A recently. Following this, a team from the health department collected at least 65 samples of water from various sources, Dr. Soni said, adding three water suppliers were found to be providing contaminated water to coaching institutes, hostels, and canteens among other places.

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