Panic in South Kashmir village after two children die of hepatitis-A

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, panic has gripped Turka Tachloo village of South Kashmir after two schoolchildren suffering from hepatitis-A died.

Chief Medical Officer, Kulgam, Dr Mohammad Rafiq, told the media that samples of fifteen kids from a private school were taken for suspected hepatitis disease. He said, of these samples six came positive, while two of the affected students died.

He said that of the two deceased children one was a girl who was admitted in JVC hospital Srinagar, where she passed away. Another kid fled from the hospital, then he was again admitted to the hospital, but unfortunately, he too passed away, he said, adding that both of them were hepatitis-A positive.—KMS