India: 200 hospitalized for food
poisoning in Kotputli
Jun 2009, 0331 hrs IST, TNN
Around 200 people were admitted to Kotputli's BDM hospital on Thursday
night after they complained of diarrhoea and vomiting.
District administration said that 145 patients suffered
food poisoning after eating at a family feast. Their condition was said to
be stable. Unofficial sources, however, claimed the patient tally to be
There were reports that use of contaminated or synthetic milk may have
resulted in food poisioning but
officials denied adulteration in food.
"Though the serving of food began early in the evening, it wasn't
until midnight that the initial cases started to arrive," an official
from the district collector's office said. "It appears to be a case of
poisoning caused by consumption of spoiled food, but the cause can only be
ascertained after laboratory tests of food items,"
department officials have collected food samples and possibilities are
being expressed that the milk made sweets spoiled due to improper storage
might have caused the mass food poisoning. Senior administrative officials
visited the spot and inquired about the condition of the patients and the
local hospital has been instructed to deliver free treatment to all the
food poisoning victims.
Recently there had been multiple cases of food poisoning resulting from
various cases mostly due to human negligence it's the life of hundreds of
people is put on stake. The lack of awareness towards food and cooking
hygiene and increase in supply of adulterated eatables is also a major