51 schoolchildren from an Indian village hospitalized with food poisoning after a meal at the principal’s residence
As many as 51 children in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh were hospitalized with suspected food poisoning after consuming a meal at the school principal on Wednesday.
The incident took place in the village of Ansula, located about 100 km from the state capital, Raipur, where 51 children and 10 adults were admitted to two hospitals after complaining of diarrhea and vomiting. .
The event organized by the director brought together residents, children from his school, as well as people from another educational institution.
Nearly 100 people developed symptoms of food poisoning after attending a post-mortal ritual at the residence of the director of the public primary school.
After a few hours of consuming the meal, the guests began to complain of discomfort and were rushed to a nearby hospital. While 60 of them were admitted to hospitals, others were released after preliminary treatment.
The Mahasamund District Magistrate and other health officials visited hospitals to take stock of the situation. A medical team has also been dispatched to the village, district magistrate Doman Singh said.
“We inspected the ward here. Most of the patients who were admitted to the Sankra health center were discharged from the hospital. The chief medical officer was also called,” Singh said. NDTV.
An investigation has been opened to determine the exact cause of the food poisoning, he added.
The district officer was tasked with investigating and submitting a detailed report. So far, no action has been taken against the principal.