NUWAKOT, July 19: Fifty persons have fallen sick after consuming prasad during a feast at Piple of Belkotgadhi municipality-5 in the district. Among them, 10 in critical condition have been taken to Kathmandu for treatment.
The people attending the shraddha (a feast organized during the worship to the dead family member) at local Bhoj Bahaur Alemagar's home, began suffering from vomiting, diarrhoea and fever since they consumed prasad, a special meal prepared for shraddha, two days back. A local Krishna Prasad Lamichhane informed that ten persons suffering much after the feast were taken to Kathmandu by ambulance Wednesday morning.
Those falling sick are from the families of Lamichhane and of Dhruba Bahadur Lama. They have been receiving treatment at TU teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj and Sukraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku.
As their health did not improve during the treatment at the local health facilities, they were taken to the Kathmandu hospitals for better treatment, added Anant Nepal, Chairman at Ward No 5.
During the feast, the special meals they ate were selroti and achar (pickle). The selroti was made mixing flours- one brought from market and other prepared of rice at home. It is guessed that the flour bought from market was contaminated. RSS