60 children fall ill after mid-day meal at school in C’garh
At least 60 students of a government primary school were taken ill allegedly after consuming food under mid-day meal programme at a village in Chhattisgarh’s Surguja district.
The students were admitted to Ambikapur district hospital with symptoms of food poisoning by the school authority on Saturday afternoon, Surguja Collector Bhim Singh said on Sunday. As per the information, the students started vomiting and complained of nausea after eating the mid-day meal at the government primary school in Sundarpur village, about 5 km from Ambikapur town and nearly 350 km from Raipur, he said.
When the teachers and school Principal Indraprasad Sarathi noticed the deteriorating condition of children, they immediately admitted 60 students to Ambikapur, he said.