400 people fall victim to food poisoning in AJK

Source of Article: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=139202


10/5/2008

MIRPUR: Some 400 people, mostly children, fell victim to food poisoning after taking sub-standard burgers in the Barhingh village of the Bhimbher district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir late on Friday, police said.

Emergency has been declared in the Bhimbher District Hospital where 195 patients have been admitted due to critical condition, Senior Superintendent Police Bhimbher Abrar Haidar told APP on Friday night.

Police have arrested Ansar, owner of a bakery shop in Barhingh village, for selling the reported poisonous burgers which made innocent people victim of severe abdominal diseases, Abrar Haidar said.

A case has been registered against the accused under Section 337-J/Enforcement of Hudood Act and 271 and 272 AJKPC, the district police chief said.

He added that the accused Ansar had made bulk quantity of burgers a couple of days before the Eid day for selling them on Eid. He said earlier the accused sold the burgers at Rs 25 each but later he reduced its price to Rs 10. The SSP said the village people, mostly children, started taking the commodity in bulk due to the low rate.

Abrar said soon after taking the burgers, the people started suffering abdominal diseases including dehydration, dysentery, vomiting and other stomach-related disorders, besides falling unconscious.

He said the victims were rushed to the Bhimbher District Hospital for medical aid. Nearly 400 victims were brought to the DHQ Hospital till Friday night. He said 195 of these patients were admitted to the Bhimbher District Hospital whereas over 200 patients were discharged after dispensation of required medicines.

The SSP said special teams of medical specialists and paramedical staff had been called from Mirpur District Hospital to assist the local hospital staff.

He said police vans were rushed to the village for shifting hundreds of such patients to the hospital.

 

 

Main Page

setstats Copyright (C) All rights reserved under FoodHACCP.com

If you have any comments, please  send your email to info@foodhaccp.com