Wednesday night saw a beeline of patients in the district and private hospitals of Damoh district in Madhya Pradesh. They all complained of upset stomach and vomiting and shared the same reason - "Had mawa laddoo, fell sick".
The mawa laddoos were prepared and distributed by the women in Damoh as a Sharad Purnima prasad. Like every year, they bought mawa from the local shop and made laddoos. "My children had laddoos, I also ate some. A few minutes later, I started vomiting," said Kamla, one of the women admitted in the hospital.
The doctors say that patients kept swarming the local hospitals from midnight till early morning. "All the patients had similar symptoms and a common reason. It's either a case of food poisoning or could also be an infection due to unhygienic mawa preparation," said Dr Amit Prakash Jain from Damoh district hospital.
The district authorities have initiated an investigation.
(With Inputs From ANI)