LAKHIMPUR: A food poisoning incident has come to light in Lakhimpur. The case took place at Na-Bhagania Boro Gaon under Boginadi Police Station of the district on May 5.
Meanwhile, an infected woman lost her life and 15 people are undergoing treatment at North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital while 35 people are undergoing treatment at Boginadi Model Hospital. As per the report, the food poisoning happened after the villagers consumed prasad at a ritualistic event held at the village naamghar on that day. They consumed a food item prepared with rice flour, banana and milk as prasad. More than 150 people suffered from severe stomach pain, fever, vomiting and loose motion on the next day –Monday.
In this regard, the Joint Director of Lakhimpur District Health Society, Harpal Sing Suri told The Sentinel that the villagers did not go to government hospitals for treatment but underwent treatment by a quack on Monday. Then the condition of the affected people became critical and a woman named Bersi Swargiari (28) breathed her last. Then the affected villagers were admitted at Boginadi Model Hospital on Tuesday and people in a critical condition were shifted to North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital.
“The condition of the affected people is stable at present. A medical team has been rendering service in the affected village. We have collected the water samples and food samples in order to determine the cause of the food poisoning. In this regard, local MLA and minister Naba Kumar Doley has asked me to take effective measures to cure the affected people,” the Joint Director further stated. He added that an FIR was lodged against the quack who treated the people.
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