The cause of the disease that saw people suddenly falling unconscious after suffering from symptoms of fits and nausea has not yet been established.
The blood reports of the patients were found to be normal and all of them tested negative for Covid-19.
Doctors said that those suffering from the ailment developed headache, dizziness and epilepsy-like symptoms. However, majority of the cases reported came from Kothapeta, Kobbari Thota, Arundhatipeta and Toorpu Veedhi.
According to the West Godavari district medical official, more than 140 patients have returned home after treatment at the hospital while the condition of others is stable as of now.
While reports earlier said that officials suspected water contamination, Deputy Chief Minister (Health) AKK Srinivas denied the theory.
He visited the hospital on Sunday to review the situation and said there was no need to panic. The Deputy minister added, “Most of the victims have recovered and others are stable. We have readied 50 beds in the GGH in Vijayawada to shift patients, if required. Our medical teams are attending to every patient”
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has scheduled a visit to Eluru in order to visit the patients in the GGH and later hold a review meeting with the West Godavari district officials.
In wake of the situation, the administration has declared a holiday in educational institutions across Eluru. A 24×7 control room has been set up in the Eluru Municipal Corporation office. Milk samples also collected at random and sent for examination in Vijayawada.
A team of doctors from AIIMS Mangalgiri, scientists of National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad and Indian Institute of Chemical Technology have been sent to Eluru to ascertain the source of illness.
Notably, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) general secretary Nara Lokesh visited Eluru on Sunday and met the patients. During his visit to the hospital, Lokesh accused Reddy government of being negligent which had led to the outbreak of the disease in different areas in the West Godavari district headquarters town.