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Andhra Gov sets up a multi-disciplinary committee to investigate Eluru ‘mystery illness’

The Committee has been requested to submit a comprehensive report detailing a plan of action to prevent any occurrence of such events in the future in the state.

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The Andhra Pradesh Government on Thursday constituted a multi-disciplinary committee to investigate the cause behind the outbreak of the mystery illness in Eluru town of West Godavari and to propose remedial measures to prevent such incidents in the future.

Meanwhile, the cases have decreased significantly with the government stating that 597 persons were affected and 515 have been discharged already.

“After careful examination of the situation, the Government constitutes a multi-disciplinary committee to investigate the source of the infection, thoroughly examine various causes of the incident and suggest remedial measures to prevent any occurrence of such events in future in the state,” a statement said.

The 21-member multidisciplinary committee with the Chief Secretary as the Chairperson comprises IAS officers, scientists from several institutes like AIIMS, CCMB, IICT, NIN, and WHO.

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“The Government hereby requests the above Committee to submit its comprehensive report with a detailed plan of action to avert such incidents in future immediately,” a statement said.

The ‘mystery’ illness has affected over 600 people since Saturday evening where most of them complained of dizziness, fainting spells, headache and vomiting, resulting in the death of a 45-year-old man. However, speedy recovery was seen with most of them discharged from the hospital in a couple of hours.

 

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