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Fourth person dies from food poisoning

One more of the food poisoning victims from Bageshwar died on Monday, taking the toll of the case to four. A total of 133 persons are undergoing treatment in various hospitals in the Kumaon region. On Monday morning, Khimuli Devi (60 years) died while undergoing treatment. Two children and one woman had died earlier from food poisoning. Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha MP of the Congress, Pradeep Tamta reached the Sushila Tiwari medical college hospital in Haldwani to check on the more than 40 food poisoning victims undergoing treatment here. He alleged that the claims of the State Government regarding quality health services appeared hollow. He opined that despite the seriousness of the food poisoning incident, the State Government did not act immediately. Stating that the condition of medical services in the mountainous regions has remained poor, the MP said that the State Government should learn a lesson from this incident and also focus on strengthening the medical treatment facilities in the mountainous regions of the State. It will be recalled that a day earlier, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had also visited the hospital and directed doctors and officials to ensure proper treatment of those suffering from food poisoning. About 250 persons had fallen ill after consuming food at a marriage function at Basti village in the Kapkot block of Bageshwar district on November 29. On the instructions of the Chief Minister, the seriously ill were airlifted to the Government hospital in Haldwani. Samples of the food from the marriage function were also sent to the laboratory for testing. Read more posts… Tuesday, 04 December 2018 | PNS | Haldwani

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