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40 Aboard Chennai-Pune Bharat Gaurav Train Fall Sick Due to Food Poisoning

As many as 40 passengers onboard a Bharat Gaurav Train From Chennai to Pune complained of Dizziness, stomach-related issues, and uneasiness allegedly due to food poisoning after eating. Rail officials at Pune station received information about the incident around 10.45 pm. As per the sources in the Ministry of Railways, a private player is operating the service and action will be taken against the company. According to Central Railway CPRO, passengers had food through their private source. These food items were not supplied by Railway staff. All passengers were given treatment and are in normal condition after treatment. No hospitalisation was required, they all continued their journey further on the same train.

“This train had been booked by a private party for a pilgrimage-related tour to Palitana in Gujarat.
It carried roughly 1,000 passengers. We were informed that many passengers experienced dizziness, abdominal pain, vomiting, and loose motions. In response, a team of doctors from the railway hospital, along with doctors from Ruby Hall and other railway officials, were sent to Pune station to provide medical assistance,” (sic.) said Ramdas Bhise, the Divisional Commercial Manager and PRO of the Pune rail division.
At 11.25 p.m., the train arrived at the Pune station, and medical treatment was given to passengers immediately.
“Train passengers were treated after being removed off the train and placed on the station. Luckily, no hospital admissions were required for any of the passengers. Around 12.30 am, the train and all of the passengers left the Pune station after obtaining treatment, Bhise continued.
As per a Times of India report, officials confirmed that the train underwent a thorough inspection prior to its departure. They clarified that the train lacked a pantry facility and that passengers acquired food at Wadi railway station, approximately 180 km from Solapur. Investigations are underway to identify the source of the food, as conflicting reports suggest that passengers may have also received food donations. While the food was not provided by the railways, the involvement of a private player is being further investigated.

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