NABARANGPUR:At least 350 people were taken ill after consuming food at a marriage ceremony at Jodajonga DNK village under Raighar block in Nabarangpur district on Sunday night. The feast was organised by a local, Biren Gharani, on the occasion of his son’s marriage.
Villagers had consumed fish curry and rice at the feast following which, they complained of stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Of those affected, 60 have been admitted to the community health centre (CHC) at Hatabharandi, 40 are undergoing treatment at the public health centre (PHC) at Jodajonga and 20 others in the PHC at Turudhi. Doctors said they are suffering from stomach infection and diarrhoea.
ASHA worker of the village informed the district health authorities about the incident and Collector Rashmita Panda sent a team of doctors, led by Additional District Medical Officer (ADMO) Sovarani Mishra, to the village on Monday morning.
Panda said the affected persons who have not been admitted to health centres are undergoing treatment under the supervision of the special team of doctors at the village. The ADMO has been directed to stay at Hatabharandhi CHC to monitor the situation. While the condition of all the affected persons is stable now, food samples have been collected for lab tests.