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25 students taken ill after consuming mid-day meal
The mid-day meal which provides daily nutrition and calories to the schoolchildren proved to be dangerous for over 26 students at a Delhi Government run school as after consuming it they fell severely ill with complaints of abdominal ache due to the “food-poisoning” .
The incident happened on Wednesday at a Government senior secondary school in Delhi's Narela area even as Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia had on Monday conducted surprise inspection in two kitchens in the city where the meals were being prepared for distribution in schools. He warned the workers of strict action if any irregularities were found in future.
The girls were rushed to a hospital, informed police.
“About 26 students were taken ill due to food poisoning after consuming mid-day meal. They were taken to Satyawadi Raja Harish Chandra Hospital,” a senior police official said.
According to hospital authorities, the students of Senior Secondary School in Narela's Bankner complained of abdominal pain.
Some of the students have been discharged. The rest are likely to be discharged later in the day, a doctor at the hospital said.
Following the development, the Delhi Government's Education Department has called a meeting of all mid-day suppliers on Thursday.
The incident is second such incident within a week. Earlier two girls fall ill after having mid-day meal on Saturday at a Delhi Government school in East Delhi's Khichdipur in which a dead lizard was allegedly found.
“The Education Director has called a meeting of all mid-day meal suppliers tomorrow. I have directed that there should be regular monitoring of the kitchens where meals are prepared. If any of them is found not meeting the required standards, their contract will be cancelled,” said Sisodia .
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