Don’t consume fish washed ashore: DAK advisory

President DAK (led by him), Dr Nisar ul Hassan, in a statement said the consumption of these fish could result in serious health hazard.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 24 2017 12:33AM | Updated Date: Oct 24 2017 12:33AM
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Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday advised people to not consume fish that had surfaced on the banks of Jhelum river in Srinagar. 

President DAK (led by him), Dr Nisar ul Hassan, in a statement said the consumption of these fish could result in serious health hazard.

“We should not take them till the reports of fish and water samples come,” he said

He said while the authorities concerned have “speculated” lack of oxygen in water, “there could be variety of other factors responsible for this rare happening.”

Infections, toxins and environmental contaminants could give this unexpected sight.

He said consumption of such fish can cause severe infections and life-threatening diseases in humans. “People can get these infections not only by eating fish but by handling them too,” he said.

“Marine toxins are heat stable and largely unaffected by cooking,” Dr Nisar said, adding that these toxins can cause immediate grave health consequences and can have serious long term health risks.