45 Children Fall Ill After Consuming Mid-Day Meal in MP

PTI  |  Updated: July 18, 2017 11:49 IST

45 Children Fall Ill After Consuming Mid-Day Meal in MP
Around 45 children fell ill after consuming mid-day meal at a government school at  Pipalkota village in Khandwa district, a government official said today. The incident occurred yesterday and the children were admitted to district hospital but they were discharged last night, the official said.
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However, 32 of the kids today returned complaining of colic, vomiting and uneasiness to the primary health centre at Jawar near here, hospital's Bhushan Bande told PTI.

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Among them, 22 have been sent to the district hospital while the rest are undergoing treatment at the health centre, he added. Yesterday, a total of 54 students were at the school of which, 45 consumed the mid-day meal and fell sick, officials said.

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The samples of the left over meals have been collected and sent to laboratory for test. A departmental probe has been initiated into the incident, they said. The self help group Maa sharda has been assigned the work of preparing the meal in the school, they added. 

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