Maharashtra: 100 school kids fall ill after mid-day meal

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Palgarh, Feb 26: About 104 students of a zila parishad school in neighbouring Palgarh district were taken to the hospital as they complained of severe stomach ache after consuming mid-day meal.

Vikramgadh tehsildar Suresh Sonawane said,"Nearly 280 students of the ZP school at Kasa Budruk in Palghar district were served the food under mid-day meal scheme this afternoon. After eating, over 50 students immediately complained of severe stomach ache, nausea, giddiness and other health problems."

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After being informed, the police and the revenue and health department officials arrived at the school. Following which, all the students were taken to the hospital for a check-up. However, out of the 280 students, 104 were hospitalised and the others were discharged.

The packed mid-day meals were supplied by the ISKCON centre at the Wada (in Palghar district). Sonawane added,"The food samples have been collected for laboratory analysis."

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