23 Local Tribal People Admitted For Food Poisoning In Andhra Discharged, Others Stable

July 01, 2017 12:13
23 Local Tribal People Admitted For Food Poisoning In Andhra Discharged, Others Stable

23 Local Tribal People Admitted For Food Poisoning In Andhra Discharged, Others Stable:- In Andhra’s East Godavari district, from Chaparai village, 23 local tribal people who were admitted to the Area Hospital in Rajamahendravaram on June 25, were discharged on Friday.

According to the reports, ambulances were arranged by the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) for discharged patients, to be dropped home in Y Ramavaram Mandal. A leading news paper quoted the ITDA Project Officer, AS Dinesh Kumar, as saying that there were 59 patients, of which, 23 were discharged after being declared disease-free.

There were still 16 men, two women and 11 children undergoing treatment in the area hospital from Chaparai, and their condition was said to be stable, the report quotes the officer as saying. In Rampachidavaram, and the primary health centre (PHC) at Maradumilli last week, around 32 people have been admitted to the government hospital, after suspected of food poisoning. This had followed the death of 16 tribal people.

Earlier, the Collector, Karthikeya Mishra had said that there was a wedding feast at the village and the guests fell ill after eating the food that was served. AP Chief Minister Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu, following the incident, also held a teleconference with ministers and officials concerned, to take stock of the situation. The CM also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the victims of the tragedy. The Deputy CM Chinna Rajappa also personally visited and spoke with the victims.

To ensure that such incidents do not recur, the officials said that they had stepped up awareness campaigns and health drives. A large stock of medicines to all hospitals and health care centres at the Mandal and Village level have been dispatched, said the officials.

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