Child dies,21 taken ill after taking Vitamin A tablet

The tablets were given to children,aged between 8 to 12,by the anganwadi centre at Kumbharan Bigha village

Written by PTI | Gaya | Published: July 17, 2013 10:53 pm

After midday meal tragedies in Chhapra and Madhubani,one one child died and 21 other children fell ill after taking vitamin A tablets given to them at an anganwadi centre in Gaya district today.

The tablets were given to children,aged between 8 to 12,by the anganwadi centre at Kumbharan Bigha village under

Atri police station,District Magistrate Bala Murugan D said.

Altogether 22 children out of 36 who were given the tablet fell ill and were taken to Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital (ANMMCH) here. One of them,identified as Roshan Kumar (10),died during treatment in ANMMCH,the DM said adding others were discharged from the hospital late this evening. The family of the deceased would be paid a compensation of Rs 1.50 lakh. Civil Surgeon of Gaya has gone to the village to look into the incident.

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