April 22, 2019 | 12:01 AM IST

Women Prisoners at Byculla Jail complains of vomiting and nausea, Hospitalized

Around 78 women prisoners of Byculla’s jail were rushed to the J.J Hospital in Mumbai on Friday morning after complaining of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain post consuming food. Other women prisoners in the cell are also complaining for the same and the Jail authorities hinted the numbers could increase. Thus, all the prisoners are being monitored closely. The dean of J.J hospital, Dr. Mukund Tayade told PTI, "Seventy-eight patients have so far been admitted. Few more are likely to be brought to the hospital. All of them complained about vomiting, nausea and giddiness”. He also said that all patients are stable. They were responding to treatment and it would be premature to say what exactly led to the illness. The Medical Superintendent, Dr. Sanjay Surase of J.J Hospital also said, “Treatment is on. All are under observation”. Three-days ago, a 26-year-old male prisoner was also admitted to J.J Hospital and was diagnosed for cholera. For the further prevention from the spread of Cholera, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation gave a dose of prophylactic tablets to over 600 jail prisoners and 100 staff members.

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