2 Jul 2024

MP: 5 children of Indore ashram die after suspected food poisoning; 16 children undergoing treatment, 3 critical

Indore: Five children have died during the last 2 days after their condition worsened due to suspected food poisoning in a children's ashram Yugpurush Dham under Malharganj police station area in Indore. While 16 children have been admitted to Chacha Nehru Hospital for treatment. 

As soon as the information of the incident was received, Collector Ashish Singh reached the ashram to see the children. Following the incident, there was a stir in the police and administration. The collector has immediately removed the SDM who adopted a negligent attitude in this matter.

Actually a video of the spot was going viral, in which SDM Omprakash Badkul, ashram operator Anita Sharma are seen laughing and joking with another officer. After this the collector took immediate action.

Yugpurush Dham Ashram is an orphanage for mentally challenged and Divyang children. MY Hospital Superintendent Dr. Ashok Yadav said that the children had complained of dehydration, diarrhoea and vomiting. Collector Ashish Singh said that the case seems to be of food poisoning; we have formed an investigation team under the leadership of ADM and sent the team to the ashram.

Hospital authorities have said children suffering from food poisoning are continuously coming from the Yugpurush Ashram in Indore. Four children have died in two days. 16 children are still undergoing treatment in the hospital, out of which the condition of three is said to be critical. It was also revealed that on June 30, a 7-year-old child died due to an epileptic attack.

CM orders probe

Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav has expressed deep condolences on the untimely demise of five children in an orphanage in Indore. Dr. Yadav has instructed the Indore district administration to conduct a detailed probe into the incident.

Chief Minister Dr. Yadav has prayed to Baba Mahakal to grant peace to the departed souls and wished speedy recovery of the sick children.

CM Dr. Yadav directed to order a high-level probe into the incident and take strict action against Malharganj SDM for his insensitive behaviour.

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