Food poisoning , 58 hostel inmates admitted to hospital

As many as 58 students of GV Raja Sports School, Mylam, took treatment from district hospital Peroorkkada, following food poisoning.
As many as 29 inmates of the boys’ hostel and the same number of students from the girls’ hostel were taken to hospital on Monday night after they complained of stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting. Except for two girls, who are under observation, all others were discharged on Tuesday.
Sources in food safety department said that they received information about food poisoning only on tuesday morning. So, the officials could not collect samples of the food given to the students. Sources said that students had chapatti and chicken curry for dinner and they complained of uneasiness by night. The students were taken to hospital by around 10.30 pm.
Food safety officials took samples of leftover food such as rice, rasam and also flour, chilli powder, rice, packaged fruit juice etc for a lab test. Sources in the department said kitchen of the hostel will be temporarily closed.
Food poisoning cases were reported in the school in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Food safety officials point to lack of hygiene as the major reason for food safety issues .
Authorities of GV Raja Sports School could not be reached despite repeated attempts.

30 ill after eating breakfast in Shatabdi Express

Passengers in the hospital
Passengers in the hospital
BHUBANESWAR: Around 30 passengers of Puri-Howrah Shatabdi Express (train number 12278) allegedly fell ill after taking bread omelet in their breakfast served on board on Wednesday morning.
The train left Puri at 5.45 am. The breakfast was served at around 8 am after the train left Bhubaneswar. Initially, four passengers including a child complained of vomiting and uneasiness at Belda station in West Bengal. Most of the passengers belong to C2 coach, said a senior official of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).
The train was detained at the Kharagpur station for around one hour. Some of the passengers agitated against IRCTC for serving substandard food on board. “I felt uneasy after having the breakfast. A kid near my berth started vomiting,” said a passenger.
Debashish Chandra, head of IRCTC’s eastern zone, said the food samples have been sent for testing. “Only 15 persons were admitted to Kharagpur railway hospital for treatment. We have served breakfast to more than 500 passengers, but a few among them complained of illness. We can know the exact reason behind the food poisoning after getting test report,” he added.

After getting complaint, a doctor rushed to the coach to treat the passengers. When the train reached Kharagpur station, 15 people were taken to Kharagpur railway hospital for checkup. They were released after treatment. Later 15 others reportedly complained of similar health problems, railway sources said.

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Food poisoning in Noon Meal Centre – 27 students fall ill in Tiruvallur

A total of 27 students of a government-aided school in Tiruvallur district were admitted to the Government Children’s Hospital in Egmore when they fell ill after consuming noon-meal provided by the school on Monday.

They had consumed vegetable rice and eggs in the afternoon and, soon after, all of them fell ill.

“They were rushed to a private hospital and from there to the Government Children’s Hospital in Egmore. On Tuesday, 25 of them were discharged. Two of them are undergoing treatment,” said a government official. Two staff members have been suspended.

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AP – Food poisoning – 153 fall sick after consuming Panakam during Srirama Navani celebrations

As many as 153 persons fell sick with food poisoning after drinking ‘panakam’ (a traditional drink made with jaggery and black pepper powder on the occasion of Srirama Navami festival) at A Konduru in Krishna district. Those who participated in Srirama Navami celebrations at Adda Road and consumed panakam fell sick with the symptoms of diarrhea.
All the victims were from Chaitanya Nagar Thanda and Mantriya Thanda two small habitations located on either side of the road under A Konduru village. The population of the two villages is about 500 of which 39 people were severely affected and rest of them also developed symptoms of diarrhea. The villagers participated in the festival celebrations on Monday evening and had pulihora and panakam distributed as prasadam. 
People started falling sick with vomiting, diarrhea and fever over the night and by the morning the number went on increasing in both the habitations. The revenue officials swung into action immediately and shifted them to Tiruvru and Mylavaram government hospitals.
The officials took preventive measures by conducting door to door survey in the two habitations and shifted everyone even with little symptoms to hospitals. A Konduru tahasildar M Suresh Kumar and health officer M Anusha visited every home to make sure that no one was left behind.
Speaking to TOI, Suresh Kumar said, “primarily it appears that the diarrhea was because of food poisoning which took place in panakam. We have noticed that the panakam was mixed in the fertilizer cans. We suspect that the cans might have not been properly cleaned and people fell sick because of chemical contamination. However, the food safety officials have collected samples and a detailed analysis is being done.”
Krishna district collector B Lakshmikantam visited the villages and oversaw the measures being taken by the officials. A medical camp was set-up in the villages. Vijayawada MP Kesineni Srinivas and Tiruvuru MLA Rakshana Nidhi also enquired about the incident.