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Mumbai, Mar 16: A total of 101 patients suffering from gastroenteritis have been admitted to different hospitals in the city, while the death toll remained at two, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials said on Thursday March 16.

In the Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital in south Mumbai, 88 patients are undergoing treatment, while five are in intensive care unit, the hospital sources said.

Most of the patients are residents of Mata Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar and Saboo Siddik Nagar Chawls near Crawford Market, the sources said.

Another three patients are admitted to Kasturba Gandhi Hospital, 10 in St George Hospital, and five in J J Hospital, the sources said, adding that the condition of all the patients is stable.

Two children died due to gastroenteritis on Wednesday while the first case was reported on March 13.

All the patients complained of diarrhoea and vomitting, which are common gastro symptoms, they said.

BMC health officials ruled out the possibility of food poisoning and said the possible cause of the gastro outbreak could be contaminated water supply.

However, Water Department sources claimed that water samples from the BMC supply lines have tested normal.

As a precautionary measure, the BMC has stopped water supply to the areas where the outbreak has been reported, and water tankers were being provided to those localities.

  

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