Officials said on Sunday that 400 paramilitary troopers of India’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were taken ill and subsequently admitted in hospitals in southern state of Kerala.
The paramilitary troopers complained of stomach pain and vomiting after consuming evening meals on Saturday inside their CRPF camp at Pallipuram in the suburb of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala district.
“Yesterday evening at least 400 CRPF men posted at Pallipuram camp fell ill due to suspected food poisoning,” an official posted in Thiruvananthapuram said.
“While nearly 200 jawans have been admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital, the rest are been undergoing treatment at various other hospitals following complaints of upset stomach and vomiting after consuming food.”
Health officials at Government Medical College (GMC) Thiruvananthapuram hospital said the situation was not alarming.
“Right now 110 personnel are admitted here and all of them are stable,” the official at GMC, Thiruvananthapuram told Xinhua over phone.
“We suspect that the fish that was cooked for them might be the reason behind the food poisoning.”
Top officials of CRPF and local ministers have visited the personnel inside hospitals.
Authorities have ordered an inquiry into the incident. (Xinhua/NAN)