Mumbai: Suspected poisoning kills one, 60 students admitted in hospital

The children did not attend the school today as they were not feeling well, as they complained of stomach pain and were vomiting their parents immediately brought them to the hospital

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  • A student studying in a BMC-run Urdu medium school in Mumbai’s Sanjay Nagar area at Shivaji Nagar, Govandi died today morning.
  • 50-60 children have been admitted to Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar.
  • The possible cause behind the student’s death and ill health of children is said to be suspected poisoning through food or medicines.

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Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Pradeep Jadhav, Head of peripheral hospital said, “So far, about 50 to 60 children have been brought into the hospital and more are expected to come. One child was declared brought dead to the hospital. According to information received from the doctors treating these children, the kids complained of  stomach pain and were vomiting. They are being treated and their condition is said to be stable.”

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Assistant Police Commissioner Dinesh Desai informed,  “We have received information about the suspected poisoning incident we have sent our teams to the hospital and school. An enquiry is on.”

Syed Ahmed, a social worker from Govandi area said, “The children who have been admitted to the hospital were suffering from stomach pain since morning. So they didn’t go to school as they were not feeling well and their parents admitted them in Rajawadi Hospital. the cause of poisoning is not yet known. On Thursday, the children were given medicines in the school We are not sure whether the poisoning is linked with the medicines which were given to them.”

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Shiv Sena MLA Mangesh Kudalkar said, “The children are being treated at the hospital. The situation is now under control. We are still trying to investigate what might have caused this and how did it happened.”