New Delhi, July 20: Around 70 female prisoners of Mumbai’s Byculla Jail  have been rushed to city’s JJ Hospital on Friday after suffering from vomiting and abdominal pain.  If reports are to be believed, two prisoners are said to be in a serious condition. Also Read - Maharashtra Registers 28,438 Fresh COVID Cases, Mumbai Logs Less Than 1000 Cases In Last 24 Hours

“The prisoners will be kept under observation for at least 48 hours. The reason behind their illness to be ascertained only after reports come,” ANI quoted Dr Wiqar Sheikh as saying. Also Read - Viral Video: Mumbai Woman Has Narrow Escape After Giant Tree Almost Fell Over Her | Watch

Speaking to Indian Express, Inspector General of Prison Rajvardhan Sinha said “Soon after taking the medicine, given by civic health department yesterday as a precautionary measure to prevent cholera, the female inmates started vomiting. However most of them are stable.”

Notably, the medicine was given to prevent the spread of cholera after a 26-year-old female prisoner was diagnosed with the disease in Byculla jail, three days ago.

Civic officials hinted that the possible spread of cholera was limited to the female section of the prison as only  female prisoners complained of diarrhoea.