Six of a fam­ily in Digha suf­fer food poi­son­ing af­ter eat­ing fish

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - Megha Pol megha.pol@hin­dus­tan­

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.


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