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School students fall ill after overdose of iron tablets in Chhattisgarh

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 00:46

Raipur: Nearly 15 students fell ill after suffering an overdose of iron tablets in a government school in Balod district of Chhattisgarh, a government official said.

Fifteen students, some of them girls, complained of nausea and stomach ache after consuming iron tablets in the government school in Tarod village, after which they were rushed to Balod district hospital, Collector Amrit Khalko said.

"All students are reported to be normal and have been sent to their native places after treatment," he said.

A preliminary investigation suggested that a health worker who was assigned the responsibility of providing iron tablets to children as a part of a government scheme, had given some extra iron tablets to some middle school students.

"Some children consumed extra pills this afternoon after which they fell ill," he said.
The health worker has been suspended for negligence, he said, adding that a probe is on.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 00:46
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