Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Kallakurichi Hooch Tragedy: Death Toll Rises To 62; 135 Undergoing Treatment – N.F Times


Kallakurichi: The death toll in the Hooch tragedy in Kallakurichi district rose to 62 with three more persons losing their lives at the Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College and Hospital in Salem and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in Puducherry on June 26.

So far, 32 persons have died at the Government Kallakurichi Medical College and Hospital; 21 at the Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College and Hospital in Salem; four at the Government Villupuram Medical College and Hospital; and five at JIPMER in Puducherry.

A total of 136 persons, including five women are undergoing treatment in hospitals. As many as 28 persons, including two women and a transperson, have been discharged so far.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, Kishor Makhwana, is scheduled to visit Karunapuram and meet those admitted to the Kallakurichi Government Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday. Mr Makhwana will also be holding a meeting with officials at the Collectorate.


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