Four fall ill after eating mid-day meal in Delhi

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013 - 16:20

New Delhi: Four students of a primary school fell ill allegedly after consuming mid-day meal, prompting the East Delhi Municipal Corporation to shift the principal and order an inquiry into the incident.

The students fell ill after taking the meal on Wednesday in the school in Sabhapur locality in Sonia Vihar ward, which comes under EDMC. The incident comes days after the Bihar mid-day meal tragedy in which 23 children died after having contaminated food.

"About 500 students were served food, after which four complained of stomach ache several hours after consuming the meal. As a precaution, they were taken to the hospital and kept overnight for observation, before being discharged yesterday," Education Committee Chairman Harsh Malhotra said on Friday.

"EDMC has shifted the principal of the school as well as the school inspector," Standing Committee Chairman Sanjay Surjan said.

"Also, a committee comprising a councillor each from BJP and Congress, besides an additional director will look into the incident and give its report before the next meeting of the Committee," Surjan said.

An inspection of the kitchen where the food was prepared is also expected to take place today, Malhotra said.

A sample of the food served to the students has also been taken for conducting tests, he said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, July 26, 2013 - 16:20

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