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Food poisoning hits 60 BPO staff in Delhi

delhi Updated: Apr 03, 2008 13:56 IST

In a case of food poisoning, around 60 employees of a domestic call centre in the capital fell sick today after having lunch at their workplace.

The employees of Om Innovative Call Centre Services, which deals with inquiries on credit cards of a bank, in west Delhi's Janakpuri complained of dizziness and uneasiness soon after they were served lunch at the office canteen this afternoon.

About 60 employees were rushed to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital and Karthik Hospital in company vehicles after they vomited and complained of uneasiness, a senior police official said.

Doctors who attended the patients said they were out of danger. "It is a case of food poisoning. We are investigating the matter," a senior police official said.

A case has been registered against Sitaram, the caterer who supplied food to the call centre, charging him with sections 273 (selling of spurious food) and 336 (doing anything to harm human life).

He was detained and is being interrogated, the official said. Statements of employees will be recorded soon to ascertain facts, he said, adding food samples collected from the call centre will be sent for detailed chemical examination.