120 Children Fall Ill Due To Water Contamination In Bengaluru

Bengaluru: 120 children fell ill due to suspected water contamination in a private apartment on Hosa Road in Choodasandra near Electronics city. A team from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike’s (BBMP) health department and Singasandra Primary Health Centre (PHC) visited the apartment to take stock of the situation.

As team of health officials and doctors monitored the situation today, they witnessed that children and a few senior citizens started to complain of diarrhea and vomiting, following which they were taken to hospital.

Praveen Nair, a resident of the society said that the children started falling sick with symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea and fever on Monday morning. The doctor whom the parents consulted that the children fell ill due to contaminated water. While a resident said that the neighbor’s child was suffering from viral gastroenteritis and alleged it was caused due to food poisoning or water contamination, no mass event was held at the apartment.

A medical officer from Singasandra PHC said that although initial examination seems that children fell ill due to water contamination, it can only be confirmed after proper diagnostic tests. He further confirmed that no child is in danger and all are under medical care as they have received medicines form nearby OPDs.

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