India – 137 taken ill owing to food poisoning in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh

New Indian Express

GUNTUR: Tension gripped Kotha Nagireddypalli in Nuzendla mandal of Guntur district after around 137 people took ill owing to suspected food poisoning at a marriage function on Friday night.

Some of the people, who attended the marriage function in the house of one Lella Ramaiah, consumed meals on Friday night. They started vomiting and experienced stomach pain after returning home. They initially took treatment from hospitals in Vinukonda.

On receipt of information, DM&HO Dr. J Yasmin, RDO G Ravindra, Nuzendla tahsildar Padma Devi, Vinukonda Rural CI B Koteswara Rao and other officials rushed to the village. They set up three emergency medical camps at Kotha Nagireddypalli, Lingamukkapalli and Patha Nagireddypalli for treating the patients.

“It was a case of mild food poisoning and there is no need to panic. The condition of the victims is stable. Food samples have been sent to the laboratory for tests,” said DM&HO Dr. J Yasmin.

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