Down with food poisoning , on history paper she scored 72

Meerut: Aarushi Verma could hardly sit for her history exam, as she was detected with poisoning two days before the exam. For a subject she was most scared of, getting ill was the last thing that Aarushi had expected. But, her strong determination and hard work succeeded. Not only did Aarushi — a student of Meerut Public Girls’ School, West End Road — scored 72 marks in history, but also got overall 84% in her CBSE Class XII humanities result.

“Just two days before my history exam, I had gone to school with a friend to get some problems solved by my teacher. She was teaching me when I started puking. Later, I found that I was suffering from food poisoning due to something I ate a day ago. Even on the exam day, I was feeling nauseous. I completed my paper and rushed to home due to my poor health. I hardly had any expectations from my history paper,” said Verma.

History is one subject that Verma had dreaded to reappear. “I have this ‘history phobia’, just like my other friends. After the exam, I was just praying for a decent score. Though my percentage fell a little due to history marks, I am glad that it is over to never come back again,” said Verma.


Incidentally, Verma had even fallen ill during her pre-boards as well. “I am known in the school for falling ill before exams. But, to have fallen ill during boards was something I had least expected. Luckily, it is all gone now,” said Verma.

53 take ill after eating dessert at marriage party

Pune: Eating dessert at a marriage function turned out unsavoury for as many as 53 people, including 28 children, as they were all taken ill soon after its consumption in Rahatni on Sunday night.

They were rushed the hospital. “While ten members got discharged immediately, others are still under observation, though out of danger,” said Shridhar Jadhav, senior inspector of the Wakad police.

The Wakad police have arrested two caterers under section 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code.

Police said that after dinner and dessert, the guests, especially children started vomiting. “They were taken to Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital and Aundh Hospital,” Jadhav said.

The affected people include 28 children, 12 men and 13 women, police said.

After investigation it was found that those who consumed dessert (kulfi) at the function were taken ill. “The ones who only had food did not suffer any poisoning,” said an officer from the Wakad police station.
Prima facie reports revealed that the caterers had purchased khoya used in the kulfi from a local distributor. “We checked with the supplier and found that he supplied the ingredient to many others too, but got no complaints from them,” the officer said.
Police have sent the kulfi samples for chemical analysis. “We are waiting for the report,” the officer said.

22 children taken ill after consuming sweets

As many as 22 children taken ill after they reportedly consumed sweets at a marriage function at Dwarahat in Almora district on Saturday.
The children were taken to a local government hospital, and were discharged shortly after preliminary treatment.
Following the incident, the district administration registered a complaint and sealed the shop from where sweets were procured, while food safety officials collected samples of sweets for lab test.
After a marriage party arrived at Chaura village in Dwarahat, children were served snacks and sweets. Following which they showed symptoms of food poisoning, with many of them complaining of nausea.
Sub-divisional magistrate Gaurav Chatwal told TOI that patients were discharged from the hospital. “The shop has been sealed and a complaint was also filed under section 56 of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006.”
Abhay Singh, food safety officer, said, “Food samples collected from the shop have been sent for lab test in Rudrapur. The report will come in two weeks to a month. We have taken photographs of the shop as evidence to buttress our case.”
Meanwhile, inspections were carried out in other sweet shops in Dwarahat, and notices were issued to 10 sweetshops. “We have given adequate time to shops to improve their unhygienic conditions,” added Singh.
This is the second incident in less than three days from the same area. On May 18, more than 40 people were taken ill after consuming sweets and snacks. In both cases, sweets and snacks were procured from the same shop in Dwarahat area.
Asked why the administration failed to take action against the sweetshop after the first incident of food poisoning, Chatwal said, “Sweets were sent to three places for marriage functions from the same shop. We received complaints from two places, but there was no complaint from the third place.”

200 villagers fall ill due to food poisoning

Around 200 people were taken ill after they allegedly consumed stale food in Nasilpur village of Dholpur district, but most of them were sent home after medical aid.

“Owing to critical condition, nearly two dozen were referred to Dholpur government hospital today,” block CMO Dr Mahesh Verma told PTI.

He said that a feast was organised on March 1 and the food was distributed among the villagers for next couple of days.

After consuming stale food, nearly 200 people complained of diarrhoea and vomiting, he added.

They were treated by a team of doctors in Nasilpur and most of them were sent home after giving primary medical aid.

However, nearly two dozen people who complained of some complications were today referred to Dholpur government hospital for further treatment, Verma said.

Food poisoning : 100 fall ill

Dhenkanal chief district medical officer Bidyutlata Mishra said it was a case of food poisoning.
Dhenkanal chief district medical officer Bidyutlata Mishra said it was a case of food poisoning.
BHUBANESWAR: Around 100 people fell ill after having traditional summer drink ‘Pana’ at a religious congregation at Cheliabeda village under Odapada police limits in Dhenkanal district.

They had taken the drinks on Saturday and complained of vomiting and pain in abdomen. When their condition turned serious, they were admitted to a local hospital on Sunday and Monday. Some of them even took home remedy without coming to hospitals.

A villager said they had consumed pana during ‘Sanischar mela’ in the village on Saturday. After drinking it, people felt uneasy and started complaining of pain in abdomen with loose motion. “We thought it will be stopped after a few hours, but the situation went out of control on Sunday. So people rushed to hospital for treatment,” said the villager. 

Dhenkanal chief district medical officer Bidyutlata Mishra said it was a case of food poisoning. “We got information regarding food poisoning of around 100 people. We sent a medical team led by additional district medical officer to the village to take stock of the situation. Now the situation is under control,” she added.

She said most of the patients returned home after treatment. “Now 10 patients are undergoing treatment at Odapada health centre and seven others at the district headquarters hospital, Dhenkanal. Condition of the patients is improving,” she added.
It is suspected that the local drink might have been contaminated. Investigation into the matter has been started to ascertain the exact cause, said a medical officer.

17 children fall ill after eating left over sweets

As many as 17 children and three women, from Sanjay Gandhi Nagar in Srirampura, were admitted to K.C. General Hospital on Tuesday night after consuming sweets, which they had bought for ₹1 from a woman in the locality.

The police found out that the woman, identified as Manjula, who sold them the sweets, worked at a convention hall as a cleaner and used to collect the leftover food and sell the same cheaply.

The incident came to light when two children were shifted to Indira Gandhi Hospital initially, soon after they developed nausea.

Later, the 18 persons fell sick. The victims are said to be out of danger.

On Tuesday, the victims had consumed ‘haalkovas’ bought from Manjula, the police said.

There was a function at a convention hall on Monday evening and Manjula had collected some of the leftover ‘haalkovas’ in the night.

She sold the same to the children and the residents .

Assam Human Rights Commission orders probe on Barpeta ‘food poisoning’

GUWAHATI: The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) on Friday ordered the Barpeta district administration to conduct a magisterial inquiryinto 71 students falling sick after consuming midday meal at a primary school earlier this month.

On April 7, students of Hanhsora LP School in Barpeta district developed fever, severe stomach ache and loose motions after eating food provided by school authorities under the midday meal scheme. Though the condition of none of the students is serious, medical tests reportedly confirmed food poisoning. Many students had to be admitted to Barpeta Medical College Hospital too.


Acting on media reports, a single bench comprising AHRC member Naba Kamal Bora directed the deputy commissioner of Barpeta to conduct a magisterial inquiry and find out what caused the illness. “The commission orders the district authority to submit the report of the magisterial probe within one month,” said the AHRC directive.


Taking up a separate incident in which one person died and several houses were gutted in a fire that broke out due to alleged negligence of Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB) in the Chaygaon area of Kamrup district last week, the AHRC directed the state government to probe into the matter and submit the report within 30 days.


An AHRC order said, “On April 11, a high-tension wire reportedly snapped and fell on a 2200-volt line below it in the Chaygaon area. As a result, fire broke out and damaged some 20 houses of the locality. One Abdur Rahim, seeing the fire, attempted to disconnect his domestic line. However, this resulted in his death. The incident was attributed to negligence on the part of the ASEB for not taking appropriate safety measures while installing and maintaining such wires.”