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80 Children Fall Ill After Taking Mid-Day Meal at Two Government Schools in Bihar

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  July 16, 2015 at 5:15 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
In Bihar, about 16 million students in 72,000 schools daily get food under the mid-day meal scheme. On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at least 80 children fell ill after taking their mid-day meal at two government schools in Bihar.
80 Children Fall Ill After Taking Mid-Day Meal at Two Government Schools in Bihar
80 Children Fall Ill After Taking Mid-Day Meal at Two Government Schools in Bihar
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About 50 children fell ill after eating the meal at a school in Samastipur district, around 100 km from Patna; while 30 children fell ill at a school in Bagaha district. The children started complaining of uneasiness after eating the meals, followed by vomiting and loose motions. They were admitted to hospitals immediately.

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An official informed, "All the children are out of danger and their medical condition is stable."

Source: IANS
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