What had been a joyful celebration turned disastrous when seven Indian girls found themselves hospitalized after eating at a Chinese restaurant.
The girls, all teenagers, fell sick after consuming Chinese food at a restaurant in Nirmal Nagar, Khar, a suburb of Mumbai. They were celebrating one of their birthdays. Each suffered giddiness and vomiting as soon as they went home.
Vasudeo Ramchandra Jamdade, a police inspector, told The Asian Age
“We have received complaints from the seven girls’ parents, but the police is yet register a complaint formally since we are still waiting for the results of the stomach-wash samples, which the doctors have sent to the laboratory for testing.”
The girls first ate cake before going to the Chinese restaurant. Jamdade continued:
“The girls had first gone to a cake shop, Cake Piper Shop, where they had the birthday cake. Later, they went to a Chinese restaurant, where they consumed fried rice and a Manchurian dish, along with cold drinks.”
Dr. Ashok Bapu, medical superintendent of VN Desai Hospital, explained:
“All these girls had consumed Chinese food, cake and cold drinks and showed symptoms of food poisoning. We gave them the necessary treatment and they are on saline at present.”
, also known as foodborne illness or disease, is any illness that results from eating contaminated food. It may be caused by bacteria, viruses, molds, toxins, parasites, allergens and other contaminants.