Post funeral reception near Rajnandgaon makes 149 children ill and results in death of one woman
People from Pandetola village in Chhuriya development block of the district had complained of vomiting and diarrhea on July 30 following which a health camp was set up there, an official said.
Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Dr. Mithilesh Chaudhary said that villagers had claimed that they ate food on July 28 after the completion of the last rites of a village belonging to the family of local Sarpanch.
The guests who had arrived from nearby villages to the Sarpanch's home to attend the programme were also among those who fell sick, he said.
On July 30, 89 villagers got admitted at the Government Medical College Hospital (GMCH), Rajnandgaon, and a health center in Chhuriya, he said.
"A total of 60 villagers were admitted in the hospital on July 31 and August 1," the CMHO said. He said 113 patients were discharged after their condition improved.
"As of today, 22 patients are availing treatment in Chhuriya hospital while 24 in Rajnandgaon hospital," he said, adding that they were doing well.
However, the exact cause of her death is not known. The stool samples of the patients and the drinking water samples from the village have been sent for the examination to ascertain the cause of the illness, the CMHO said.
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