Passengers Fall Ill After Consuming Food On Mumbai-Bound Tejas Express

The food was served by a caterer contracted by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation. PTI File

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation or IRCTC which manages the catering of Tejas Express tweeted that all the passengers who are hospitalised are "out of danger".

"About 290 passengers were served breakfast. There was a lack of medicines but the train staff members helped us". Numerous passengers travelling in C-1, C-2, C-5 and C-7 coaches suffered from uneasiness, while some others were vomiting and suffering from loose motions.

All the passengers who complaine dof food poisoning were admitted to a Lifecare Hospital at Chiplun in the Konkan region. The passengers complained of pain and nausea after eating the breakfast served by the in-house pantry on the train around 10 in the morning. About 15 minutes after drinking the soup, I started feeling very uneasy and a little later began vomiting.

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He further said that strict action will be taken against catering contractor if found guilty.

Director Catering services is proceeding to Mumbai to follow up the matter. "The kitchen where food was prepared was inspected by area officer Madgaon after the incident and samples collected for testing", IRCTC stated. "After couple of hours, more passengers complained of similar symptoms".

A father-daughter doctor duo who who were also travelling in the same train helped the ill passengers. The train was on its way from Goa to Mumbai when passengers complained about their deteriorating condition. Till late evening all the passengers were said to be stable but they were kept under observation at the private hospital, said officials. All passengers were shifted to an empty coach and given medical treatment at the Chiplun station. A resident of Dombivali, Tripti Desai said she also vomitted several times on her way to Mumbai but decided not to deboard at Chiplun and instead alighted at Panvel.

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