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Mid-day Meal Sickens Children

by Kathy Jones on September 28, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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Mid-day Meal Sickens Children

More than 100 children from a school in Assam were hospitalized after eating the meal provided under government's midday meal scheme, with the condition of at least 10 students reported to be serious.

The 260 students at the Barbaruah Tea Estate LP School started to complain of problems soon after eating the food with over 120 students collapsing before being rushed to the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) following complaints of headache and vomiting.

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Following the incident angry parents rushed to the school before the local police somehow managed to extract and take three teachers, Narayan Sonar, Rangila Karmakar and Promila Manki and cook Moni Urang to the police station.

Karmakar said that the school staff was fearful after the guardians of the children started to create a ruckus in the school premises. "It was a very dangerous situation in the school, as the guardians, seeing their children collapse one after another, raised a hue and cry on the school premises", Karmakar said.



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