Chhattisgarh: 100 people, mostly children, fall ill after consuming food in post-death ritual

Mahasamund: Almost 100 people, most of them children, became ill and showed symptoms of food poisoning after consuming food during a post-death ritual organized by a person in Mahasamund district in Chhattisgarh, said. officials announced Thursday. The incident took place on Wednesday evening in the village of Ansula under the Pithora development block, after which 50 children and 10 others were admitted to two hospitals, while others were released after preliminary treatment, they declared.Also Read – Sameer Wankhede Talks About People Defaming NCB Image In Aryan Khan Case: NDPS Law Matters

They had consumed food at “dasgatra” (a ritual held on the tenth day of a person’s death) organized by a certain Dilip Sahu, Mahasamund collector Doman Singh said. Also Read – CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Hints VIVO IPL 2021 Match 53: captain, vice captain – Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings, play 11s, news for T20 match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium 3:30 p.m. IST on Thursday 7th October

Sahu is the principal of a public primary school in the village of Ansula, located more than 50 km from the state capital Raipur, and apart from the locals, children of his school and another school of teaching had also attended the event. Also Read – IIT student harasses schoolgirls in Delhi, uploads their transformed photos to social media; Tenuous

After two or three hours of consuming the food, about 100 people, including women and children, complained of discomfort and symptoms similar to those of food poisoning, as a result of which they were rushed to the hospital. at nearby hospitals, Singh said.

The collector and other district administration and health officials visited hospitals to take stock of the situation, while a medical team was also dispatched to the village.

No less than 48 people, including 42 children and two women, were admitted to the Pithora community health center and 12 others, including eight children, to the Sakra health center, he said, adding that their condition would be. out of danger. .

The others were released from hospitals after preliminary treatment, the official said. An investigation is underway to determine the exact cause of the food poisoning, he said.

When asked if action would be taken against Sahu for inviting schoolchildren to the ritual, the collector said he asked the district education official to submit a detailed report on it.

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