Kochi mass food poisoning: Coliform bacteria found in water samples

A notice has been issued to the flat association under various sections of the Kerala Public Health Act, 2023, and the Indian Penal Code.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 21, 2024 | 12:30 PMUpdatedJun 21, 2024 | 12:30 PM

Coliform in drinking water

The Kerala government has confirmed the presence of coliform bacteria in water samples collected from an apartment complex in Kochi after over 490 people were hospitalised recently for food poisoning. The Health Department said 46 samples were collected from various sources, including overhead tanks, borewells, domestic taps, and wells. This shows that the water quality was bad. A super-chlorination process is being done.

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