Just two months after several soldiers came out complaining about poor food served, as many as 400 CRPF jawans camping at Pallipuram in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala have been hospitalised on Sunday due to suspected food poisoning.
The jawans were admitted to various hospitals in the city following complaints of diarrhoea and vomiting after consuming food on Saturday. Initial investigations suggested that the jawans fell ill after consuming fish curry.
109 jawans are under observation at Trivandrum Medical College Hospital.
“The condition of four was a bit serious when they arrived here, but they have quickly responded to the treatment,” the hospital superintendent told IANS. State Health Minister K K Shylaja visited them at the hospital last night.
Most of the jawans were trainees who had come from different parts of the country. The CRPF has ordered a probe into the matter.
Earlier this year, some jawans from the BSF and the CRPF posted videos online, complaining of poor and service condition, after which the Centre had promised to adress these issues effectively.