Six of a family in Digha suffer food poisoning after eating fish
Youngsters practise dhol for Ganpati festival under Kamothe bridge in Navi Mumbai.
After eating tuna for dinner, six members of a family suffered food poisoning on Wednesday.
The family, which lives at Vishnu Nagar in Digha, bought the fish from a local vendor. All the six, who were admitted to Chhatrapati Shivaji Hospital in Kalwa, are out of danger. They were discharged from the hospital after treatment.
Dinner turned out to be a nightmare for the Ahire family on Wednesday. Sandesh Ahire, 27, said, “We had dinner around 10pm. Around 11.30pm, all of us experienced swelling in the eyes, redness of the skin, dizziness and vomiting.”
Shashikant Ahire, 52, Surekha Ahire, 37, Sonali Ahire, 22, Rahule Ahire, 22 and Rudra Ahire, 5, were admitted to hospital. While the rest were discharged after primary treatment, Surekha, who had bouts of vomiting, had to be admitted. She was stable by Thursday.
Sandesh said, “We bought the fish from our regular vendor. We do not wish to file any complaint. We will only ask her from where she had purchased the fish.”
Rajeev Korde, medical superintendent of Kalwa hospital, said, “The six people were admitted in Chhatrapati Shivaji Hospital in Kalwa and were treated for food poisoning. All of them are stable and will soon be discharged.”
Dean of the hospital, C Maitra, said the family could have suffered an allergic reaction. “The foods, rich in protein, namely fish or meat can initiate an allergic reaction in people. The family says they ate fish for dinner, which could be the cause. However, we are not certain and the Food and Drug department will investigate the cause of poisoning,” she added.