Over 50 students affected from food poisoning at NIT Silchar

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Over 50 students affected from food poisoning at NIT Silchar

Silchar: More than 50 students at the National Institute of Technology, Silchar, suffered from food poisoning, many of whom required intravenous treatment for severe symptoms, particularly severe diarrhea and dehydration.
After the outbreak, the institution’s management immediately issued a notice, asking boarders to avoid eating outside. “In view of the current food poisoning situation of several boarders of NIT Silchar, it is hereby directed not to consume fast/street foods from outside,” a notice from the Dean of Students’ Welfare read.
According to members of the institute’s student union body Gymkhana, the students had eaten momo from a food outlet outside the institute’s gate, the NIT point from where the disease had spread.
Many were admitted to Jeevan Jyoti Institute of Medical Sciences while some also went to Silchar Medical College and Hospital, students said.

Given the severity of the situation, officials of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) visited the campus to investigate the outbreak and provide expertise in assessing food safety protocols.

Fortunately, many affected individuals have successfully recovered, easing concerns of the campus community.

 

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