Sonepat, March 24
Over 300 persons fell sick after consuming food items prepared from buckwheat (kuttu) flour during the ongoing Navratri festival. The Health Department showed 238 patients suffering from food poisoning in their records today. A few affected people started rushing to the Civil Hospital around 9 pm on Wednesday. By midnight, the hospital was flooded with patients complaining of food poisoning.
“A total of 124 patients, complaining of vomiting, abdominal pain, giddiness and mild tremors, have been admitted to the General Hospital. A few complained of loose motion,” said Civil Surgeon Dr Jai Kishor.
The maximum number of cases were reported from Jiwan Nagar, Tara Nagar, Old DC Road, Model Town and the adjoining areas, added Kishor. He further stated that records of patients in private hospitals were also collected. As per the records, 63 patients were admitted in Tulip Hospital, 18 in Rawal Hospital, 13 in Sunehri Hospital, six in FIMS Hospital and 14 patients in Ujala Cygnus hospital.
Almost all patients were discharged from the hospitals this evening, Dr Kishor maintained.