In Jhunjhunu too, 48 children ill after taking deworming pills

“Stomach ache, nausea and vomiting may be the side effects of the tablets and children complained of the same, " Chief medical officer said.

By: Express News Service | Jaipur | Published: February 11, 2016 12:23 am
A girl takes a pill at a government school in Rajasthan as part of a national deworming drive, on Wednesday. (Source: AP) A girl takes a pill at a government school in Rajasthan as part of a national deworming drive, on Wednesday. (Source: AP)

At least 48 kids took ill in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district on Wednesday after consuming deworming tablets on National Deworming Day and were briefly admitted at the local Community Health Centre (CHC).

Dr S N Dholpuria, Chief Medical Officer, Jhunjhunu, said that 48 children of Dayanand School took ill and were brought to Chirawan CHC immediately. “Stomach ache, nausea and vomiting may be the side effects of the tablets and children complained of the same. We brought them to the health centre and gave them first aid,” Dholpuria said.

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Prem Singh, State Nodal Officer (Medical and Health), said: “Kids who have worms usually complain of stomach ache once they’ve consumed the tablets.” He said no adverse reports have come in from the state though there have been few complaints of nausea and stomach ache.

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