80 School Kids Fall Sick After Eating Midday Meal in Pune

by VR Sreeraman on  July 24, 2010 at 1:37 PM Indian Health News
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Around 80 children fell sick on Friday after consumption of unhygienic midday meal at a government school in Pune.

According to authorities insects and rusted iron participles were found in the meal.
 80 School Kids Fall Sick After Eating Midday Meal in Pune
80 School Kids Fall Sick After Eating Midday Meal in Pune

"Insects, flies, broken iron particles and other unhygienic and poisonous things were found from the khichdi that was served. Children felt stomach pain and they vomited after consumption of the food," said Sangita Tiwari, President of Pune Municipal Corporation's School Board.

A case has been registered in this connection.

The midday meal scheme involves provision of lunch free of cost to schoolchildren on all working days.

Source: ANI

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