Odisha: 25 more fall sick day after inmate’s death in Balasore Kanyashram

Soro: Twenty-five more inmates of Gandhi Seva Sangha (GSS)-managed Purubai Kanyashram under Soro civic limits of Balasore district fell sick today, following the death of an inmate on Friday evening.

Health conditions of three of the sick students are critical now, a Kanyashram spokesperson said.

Acting on the directive of Collector Dattatraya Bhausaheb Shinde, a team of doctors along with ADMO Mrityunjaya Mohapatra, DCPO Swagatika Das Kar, Soro hospital superintendent Satyanarayan Nayak, block development officer (BDO) Karunakar Dhinda and food security officer (FSO) reached the ashram and checked up the health of inmates. Later, they were brought to Soro hospital for treatment.

The exact cause behind inmates falling sick in such a large number has not been ascertained yet.

Despite being repeatedly contacted, the views of Soro hospital superintendent Nayak and Kanyashram in-charge Sumati Mohanty could not be obtained. They avoided giving any reaction in this regard.

Mean while, Balasore district health officer (HO) Dulalsen Jagadeb said that the reason as to how such an untoward incident took place in the ashram can be ascertained only after a detailed probe.

It is pertinent to mention here that the deceased girl who belonged to Nilagiri locality in the district was initially admitted to the community health centre (CHC) in Soro town as the inmate severely vomited after having her launch in the residential school on Friday afternoon. Later, the girl was shifted to Balasore district headquarters hospital (DHH), where she died while undergoing treatment.

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