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22 survivors of mid-day meal tragedy discharged

Twenty-two of the 24 children who survived after consuming contaminated mid-day meal in their school in Bihar’s Saran district last month, were discharged from hospital here on Tuesday.

Now, two children and a cook are under observation at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) and were likely to be discharged soon. As many as 23 students died 16 July after eating poisonous mid-day meal in a primary school at Dharmasati Gandaman village of Chapra in Saran district.

PMCH superintendent Amarkant Jha Amar said that the children were discharged after a medical board found them healthy and fit.

He said the hospital had gifted new clothes and toys to these children. ‘It was a big day for all of us as the children returned home with smiles on their faces,’ he said. ‘The children and their attendants were happy after being discharged,’ he added.

Both Houses of Bihar legislature had witnessed noisy scenes with an aggressive opposition demanding suspension of all business to take on the issue of death of 23 children in Chapra.


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