27 Children Hospitalised In Suspected Food Poisoning Incident In Telangana

The incident took place after the cooks avoided washing the rice and other items before cooking as they were short staffed.
Food poisoning in Telangana leaves 27 children hospitalised | REPRESENTATIVE
Food poisoning in Telangana leaves 27 children hospitalised | REPRESENTATIVE

As many as 27 children were hospitalized after complaining of nausea and vomiting in Telangana’s Adilabad, officials informed on Tuesday.

They were rushed to the hospital after a suspected bout of food poisoning, officials said.

Adilabad district magistrate Prabhakar Reddy, “Last night, 27 children from Kaga Nagar Minority Boys hostel Gurukul were admitted to a local hospital complaining of vomiting and nausea. A detailed inquiry has been ordered, and we are investigating the matter.”

According to reports, the incident took place after the cooks avoided washing the rice and other items before cooking as they were short staffed.

Further investigations in the matter is underway.

It may be noted that in a separate incident in Uttar Pradesh, at least 38 students from Kasturba Gandhi Awasiya Balika Vidyalaya in Hardoi complained of nausea and stomach ache after visiting a medical camp on Sunday.

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They had gone to the Pihani Community Health Centre (CHC) health camp. Following their return from the camp, the girls reportedly started feeling nauseous and complained to stomach aches.

The girls alleged that they were given the wrong medicine in the hospital.

Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Swati Shukla told ANI, "32 children are feeling fine after the treatment, and have been sent back. While the remaining six children have been shifted to civil hospital for treatment."

She also said that the whole case is being monitored and the exact cause behind the incident will be investigated.

"We will investigate what caused this, whether it was because of food poisoning or happened because of taking medicine," added SDM Shukla.

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