Fifty Schoolchildren Fall Ill After Eating Mid-day Meal in Bihar in North India

by Thilaka Ravi on  September 9, 2018 at 1:02 PM Indian Health News
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Mid-day meal served free at a government school in East Champaran district in Bihar, India sent at least 50 children for emergency treatment for food poisoning to a government-run health centre. The children who ate the mid-day meal fell ill soon after, on Saturday.
Fifty Schoolchildren Fall Ill After Eating Mid-day Meal in Bihar in North India
Fifty Schoolchildren Fall Ill After Eating Mid-day Meal in Bihar in North India

According to district officials, some students have found parts of a dead lizard in their meal.

Soon after, the children complained of uneasiness, stomach ache, nausea and some also started vomiting.

This incident took place at a middle school at Puranhia village.

Ten children were admitted to a government-run primary health centre at Ghorsaran and 30 others at the Sadar hospiral in Mitihari.

Nearly 16 million students in 72,000 schools across Bihar get mid-day meals daily.

Source: IANS

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