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Mumbai: More than 200 students taken ill after mid-day meal in school

Children consumed a cake served to then after which they started complaining of uneasiness.

Written by Dipti Sonawala | Mumbai |
November 25, 2013 2:24:18 pm

Over 200 students studying at Anjuman Nurul Islam High School at Sakinaka,Andheri (East) took ill after eating the mid-day meal served at the institution. A majority of the children were immediately rushed to the private Paramount Hospital in Sakinaka and civic-run Sant Muktabai Hospital in Ghatkopar.

After consuming a cake served to them at 10 am under the mid-day meal scheme,they started complaining of uneasiness and some of then even started vomiting.

When contacted,Headmaster NM Malik said,”Our priority now is to see that all our kids who have taken ill are getting proper treatment. Staff members who accompanied them to hospital have told me that most of them are now stable. We will now check with Parivartan Mahila Mandal which supplies midday meal to our school and then decide the next course of action.”

Rajawadi Hospital medical superintendent Dr M Wadiwala said a medical team from Kurla’s Bhabha hospital and Rajawadi hospital has been sent to Sant Muktabai to gauge the seriousness of the situation. “We will shift some children to different hospitals if the need arises,” he said.

Some kids were also shifted to Dhanwantri and Metro Apex hospital in Asalpha for medical treatment. A nurse from Paramount Hospital said,“The children were vomiting constantly. However,we have administered injections and they are recuperating.”

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