80 students hospitalised due to food contamination in Karimnagar social welfare hostel
K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: At least 80 students belonging to the Telangana state social welfare residential school in Choppandandi were admitted to the district headquarters hospital in Karimnagar town on Friday following suspect food poisoning at their hostel after lunch.
Among them, 65 students were recovered after treatment and sent them back to their hostel. However, 15 other students were still undergoing treatment in the hospital. There were around 420 students in the hostel, however, 80 students suffered food poisoning. It is learnt that the students ate cabbage curry, dal and egg and developed complications and food poisoning due to cabbage contamination.
Following the news, the district medical and health officials rushed to the spot and provided treatment on a war-footing. The majority of students had recovered and the remaining students’ condition is stated to be out of danger. DMHO Dr Juveria had personally supervised the treatment of the students following the directions of Collector RV Karnan. Additional Collector Garima Agarwal and others were reviewing the situation.
As the news spread, Minister for Civil Supplies Gangula Kamalakar and Karimnagar MP and BJP state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar inquired about the incident by calling the officials concerned and instructed them to provide medical assistance.