As many as 150 persons, mostly children below 12 years, took ill after consuming food at an event on Wednesday.
They were rushed to Bangriposi community health centre and later shifted to Baripada district headquarters hospital after their condition deteriorated.
The incident took place in Galamundhakata village under Bangriposi police limits at ‘Anna Prasanna’ (rice eating ceremony) event. One Gobind Pal of the village had invited around 200 children along with other villagers for the ceremony of his grandson. People from Simla, Pathuri, Balbaria and Galamundakata villages had partaken of the food at the event. Soon after they reached home, many started vomiting and complained of headache, stomach pain and nausea.
Hospital sources said the condition of the patients was stable after they were administered saline and medicines.
On Thursday over 100 children were discharged.
CDMO Chandan Murmu said a team of five medical officials from the district headquarters hospital had been sent to the village to investigate and collect the food samples.