Sunstar TV Bureau: Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy visits Eluru Government Hospital in West Godavari district where one person has dead and 292 patients were admitted with complaints of nausea, giddiness & epilepsy.
Andhra Pradesh: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy visits Eluru Government Hospital in West Godavari district where over 150 patients were admitted with complaints of nausea, giddiness & epilepsy. pic.twitter.com/W32in1xoi2
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District Collector R Muthyala Raju said that blood samples have been collected to determine the cause of the illness but the reason for sudden illness is not yet be known.
However, Officials suspect it could be due to contamination of drinking water. But viral encephalitis has also not been ruled out.
Report stated, “The people who fell sick belong to four societies of Ashok Nagar and Arundhatipet in Eluru town, where a case of contamination of drinking water was reported 10 days back.”
A medical officer at Eluru Government Hospital, said, “The people who fell sick, especially the children, suddenly started vomiting after complaining of burning sensation in their eyes. Some of them fainted or suffered bouts of seizures. Some were in critical condition when they were first brought on Saturday but now all of them are safe.”
To investigate the reason behind this mass illness, the District Collector, Raju conduct a door to door survey of the affected areas to check for water contamination.