The Tripura government has ordered a probe into 162 school students falling
ill after they were administered deworming tablets, Health Minister Badal
Around 162 school students of ten government schools in the state fell ill
on Wednesday after they were administered deworming tablets as part of a
In all, 77 students were admitted to hospital in Dharmanagar. "Of the
77 children, four are still in hospital while the remaining have been
discharged after medical treatment. Senior health department officials have
been asked to probe into the incident and submit a report to the
government," said Chaudhury.
The government sent a special medical team
comprising specialists to Dharmanagar, located 200 km from state capital
Agartala, to provide quick treatments to all affected children.