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A fortnight after Saran tragedy,150 students fall ill after mid-day meal in Bihar

As many as 23 students had died in Saran district from contaminated food served to them.

Patna: Altogether 150 students fell ill on Wednesday after eating mid-day meals at two schools in two districts of Bihar,barely a fortnight after 23 students died in Saran district from contaminated food served to them.

Warning ignored: Quality of mid-day meals in Bihar was already a concern

Altogether 55 students of a government middle school fell ill after complaining of uneasiness after the mid-day meal provided by an NGO at Kalyuga village in Jamui district,police sources said.

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They were admitted to the Jhajha referral hospital,sources said.

District Magistrate S K Tiwari and Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana who visited the students in hospital said that their condition was stable. Samples of the meal were collected by the police.

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In Arwal district,95 students of the Chamandi primary school fell ill after the meal and were taken to the Kurtha Health Centre,official sources said.

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The students were administered saline and discharged in the evening.

“We have sought reports from the district administrations,” said R Lakshamanan,Director,mid-day Meal scheme.

On July 16,as many as 23 students died after eating poisonous mid-day meals in a primary school at Dharmasati Gandaman village at Chapra in Saran district.

First published on: 31-07-2013 at 08:19:12 pm
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