As many as eight mineral water brands in Islamabad are providing contaminated water to customers spreading Hepatitis C in the capital. The Islamabad Capital Territory Food Department received several complains on the Pakistan Citizen Portal which led them to collect samples from 15 mineral water companies.
The samples were sent to the National Institute of Health (NIH) for checking and the results exposed the true nature of these mineral water companies. As many as eight companies were found to be providing contaminated water. These brands include
- Deep Spring
- Maple Plus
After the tests, Coliform numbers in these branded waters were found to be around 6-240 whereas other bacterial germs were also found in very large numbers in the same water.
NIH report also revealed that sealed bottles of all these samples were opened in the laboratory in the presence of experts where it was examined professionally and were found to be unfit for human consumption.
If you are receiving water from the above-listed brands, it is imperative that you stop buying water from them. You should also get yourself checked for Hepatitis C.