All the students were admitted at the Aska hospital immediately and two of them referred to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here as their condition deteriorated due to dehydration, the sources said.
A two-member team of pediatrician team from Berhampur rushed to Aska hospital for treating the affected students, said Sub-collector, Bhanjanagar Sudhansu Mohan Samal. All the affected students were in good condition, he said.
Around 140 students of the Tile Factory Upper Primary School, near Aska consumed the midday meal. Soon, the students developed diarrhoeal symptoms and began vomiting and complained of pain, said Block Development Officer Aska Balaram Mallick.
The food was prepared by a local women self-help group (SHG), the BDO said.