Due to suspected food poisoning 20 students
of Jawahar Navoday Vidyalaya at Borkhadi village in Tapi district were admitted
to a local hospital, while over 130 others were kept under the observation of health
officials. Water and food samples from the school have been collected by
health officials. Similarly they have also inspected the surrounding area. According
to the officers the incident might have occurred because the children were
served stale food.
Students at the Centre-aided residential
school were given rice and curry for dinner. Several students complained of stomach
ache, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting around midnight; following which the school
principal informed the health department. 6 teams of health officials from
Vyara reached the school in the early morning and after check-up, they shifted
20 students to the hospital.
Taluka health officer, Dr. R.S. Soni said, "Everything
is under control now. Condition of the students admitted to the hospital is
stable. Our medical teams are camping in the school where rest of the students
are undergoing treatment."