Medical reports confirm food poisoning, no cholera outbreak

Days after food poisoning complaints and rumours of cholera made rounds in parts of Thousand Lights area, the corporation and metro water officials continued to collect water and food samples on Monday.

“Five people have been admitted to communicable diseases Hospital Tondiarpet and there is no cholera outbreak in city. Medical reports have confirmed food poisoning,” a senior corporation official said.

Several guest houses in the locality are congested and lacks sanitation and the civic body is monitoring the system, the official added.

Earlier in the day, a team led by corporation health officer Dr P. Kuganantham inspected Thousand Lights area and ascertained the sanitation in the area.

The corporation medical team conducted medical camp and screened local residents. Preventive medicines for public with fever and cough were provided.

Similarly a group of metro water staff led by local area engineer S. Muthukrishnan conducted door-to-door sample survey and enquired about the drinking water supplied to residents.

The metro water has also planned to install spot chlorination injectors in congested areas and liquid chlorine will be mixed in water supplied through pipes.

Preliminary water samples confirmed satisfactory chorine level and the water supply is periodically monitored, he said.

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