Three dead, 250 taken ill during a marriage feast at Basti village of Kapkot
The Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has sought a report on the Bageshwar food poisoning incident in which over 250 people were taken ill after they had food served at a wedding ceremony in Kapkot area. Three persons, including two children, have so far died and condition of many others is reported to be critical.
As instructed by the CM, some of the seriously ill were airlifted on a chopper from Berinag and admitted at Sushila Tiwari Hospital, Haldwani. Kumaon commissioner and CM Secretary Rajiv Rautela visited the hospitals where the food poisoning-affected people are being treated on Saturday.
Meanwhile, CM Rawat has sought a detailed report from the District Magistrate Bageshwar on the incident. He has also issued directives to the authorities concerned to ensure proper treatment of the sick. He has instructed the commissioner Kumaon to be in touch with the Bageshwar DM. He assured that every possible assistance would be provided to the patients of the food poisoning incident.
It is learnt that the CM would visit Sushila Tiwari Hospital on Sunday and meet the food poisoning-affected patients.
DM Bageshwar Ranjana Rajguru said that the sick people are being provided free treatment in the Government and the private hospitals in Bageshwar.
Many fell ill after they had food at a wedding ceremony held at Basti village under Kapkot block in Bageshwar district on November 29. They included the former MLA from Kapkot Lalit Pharswan.
He was rushed to Sushila Tiwari Hospital in Haldwani and his condition is stated to be stable.
Among the dead are two children Meenakshi and Piyush. One woman, Nandi Devi, admitted at a private hospital in Haldwani, also died on Saturday.
Contacted, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Bageshwar, Dr J C Mandal said while talking to The Pioneer that 25 patients are getting treatment at the district hospital Bageshwar, 148 in CHC Berinag, 43 in CHC Kapkot and 44 in CHC Kanda. He further said that the samples of the food items served in the marriage ceremony have been taken and sent to the laboratory. Read more posts…
Sunday, 02 December 2018 | PNS | Dehradun—
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