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New Delhi : The Centre is rushing a three-member team of medical experts to Eluru in Andhra Pradesh after the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on December 7, 2020, spoke to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan after scores of children were hospitalised with an undiagnosed illness in the past few days.

On seeing reports of more than 300 children becoming ill, the Vice President initially spoke to the district collector for first hand information. He later spoke to the Director, AIIMS at Mangalagiri and Director, AIIMS Delhi and was informed that blood samples of the children were sent to Delhi.

Subsequently, the Vice President spoke to Dr Harsh Vardhan and asked him to extend all necessary help in diagnosing and providing treatment to the afflicted children. The minister assured him that all steps would be taken to find out the cause of the illness once the lab reports are received. The Union Health Minister and the Director of AIIMS assured the Vice President that treatment would be taken up after diagnosis of the illness on receiving the reports of the blood samples. The children reportedly suffered from dizziness, fainting spells, headache, and vomiting, according to a PIB release.