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146 Gurgaon students taken ill after consuming iron pills

The number of Gurgaon government
school students taken ill after eating iron supplement tablets the day before rose to 146 on Tuesday, officials said.
Most of the students who were administerd the iron tablets complained of vomiting, diarrhoea, headache and stomach pain.

At least 26 students, who were given iron tablets on Monday, were admitted to civil hospital here.
Another 30 students, from different parts of the district, were treated at Bhondsi primary heath centre, said a doctor.

‘As many as 146 student with different illness were treated in primary health centers and community heath centers,’ an official, who did not whish to named, said.
Parents of some of the affected children admitted them to private hospitals.
A large number of students from different parts of the district Tuesday missed their classes.

A Haryana government spokesperson admitted in Chandigarh that across the state 879 children were found suffering from mild side-effects like stomach ache and nausea after being administered iron folic tablets under a statewide campaign.
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