More than 500 persons fell ill after consuming adulterated food during a marriage event in Bihar’s Madhepura district on Tuesday night.
The victims were taken to the Karpoori Thakur Medical College and Sadar hospital in the district. The incident occurred at ward number 4 of Madhepura city.
As per a report by IANS, two patients had to be fitted on a single bed.
“Around 2,000 people were welcomed to the marriage function. They consumed food on Tuesday night. After a few hours, they moaned about abdominal pain, vomiting, headache and fever. The patients were taken to Jannayak Karpoori Thakur Medical College and Sadar hospital and they are safe now,” said Niraj Kumar, SDM, Madhepura.
“We have ordered medical officers of the hospitals to treat them with utmost priority. We have also collected the samples of foods and sent them to the lab for examination,” he added.
Following the occurrence, Education Minister Chandrashekher Singh, who is also the local MLA, visited the hospitals and asked officials to guarantee the best treatment. He also ordered the officials to explore the matter and detain the cooks.
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