Kerala: A day after 400 CRPF personnel attached to the CRPF camp at Pallipuram in Kerala were hospitalised after complaints of food poisoning, an enquiry has been ordered on Sunday and food sample have been taken for the investigation.State Health Minister KK Shylaja visited the personnel at the hospital to take a stock of the situation.
Earlier on on Saturday, the CRPF personnel were immediately taken to nearby hospital following complaints of stomach ache and vomiting after dinner. Speaking to ANI, acting CRPF Director General Sudeep Lakhtakiya said that the jawans, who were attending a training camp, has consumed a meal consisting of fish, which then resulted in most of them complaining about nausea and vomiting.
While 200 of them have been admitted at the Medical College hospital, the rest have been admitted at a hospital near the unit. “We are finding the source of the material used to cook the particular meal that was served to the jawans. Initial enquiry suggests that the fish might have been bad. However, the training centre in charge is looking up the entire case,” the DG told ANI.
A helpline number, 0475-2528647, has been established at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College for further details. Talking to leading news agency IANS, the hospital superintendent had yesterday said,”The condition of four was a bit serious when they arrived, but they have quickly responded to the treatment.”
However, earlier a CRPF jawan named Tej Bahadur Yadav had posted a video on his Facebook account alleging bad quality of food. Yadav had even claimed that essentials provided by the Centre are illegally sold by senior officers He had also requested the government to order a probe into the matter.
(With inputs from Agencies)