101 hospitalised following gastro symptoms
A total of 101 patients suffering from gastroenteritis have been admitted to different hospitals in the city.india Updated: Mar 16, 2006 17:05 IST
A total of 101 patients suffering from gastroenteritis have been admitted to different hospitals in the city.
The death toll remained at 2, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials said on Thursday.
In the Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital in south Mumbai, 88 patients are undergoing treatment while five are in intensive care unit, the hospital sources said.
Most of the patients are the residents of Mata Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar and Saboo Siddik Nagar chawls near Crawford Market, the sources said.
Another three patients are admitted to Kasturba Gandhi Hospital in central Mumbai and 10 in St George Hospital and five in JJ hospital in south Mumbai, the sources said.
They further confirmed that the condition of all the patients was stable.
Two children died due to gastroenteritis on Wednesday while the first case was reported on March 13.
All the patients complained of diarrhoea and vomiting, common gastro symptoms, they said.
BMC health officials ruled out the possiblity of food poisoning and said the possible cause of gastro outbreak could be contaminated water supply.
However, Water Department sources had claimed that water samples from BMC supply lines have tested normal.
As a precautionary measure, BMC has stopped water supply to the areas where outbreak has been reported and water tankers were being provided to those localities.