Milk at civic schools was unfit for human consumption: BMC

Five days after students of civic body schools took ill after consuming flavoured milk, BMC on Wednesday said it was unfit for human consumption.

Updated: Oct 21, 2010, 00:28 AM IST

Mumbai: Five days after students of civic
body schools took ill after consuming flavoured milk, BMC
on Wednesday said it was unfit for human consumption.

"The laboratory reports confirmed that milk was not fit
for human consumption. We have also sent samples to a
laboratory in Pune. The reports must come in a day or two,"
Additional Municipal Commissioner Manisha Mhaiskar said.
Over 40 students of two civic-run schools in suburban
Malad fell ill last week after consuming the milk. The BMC
sent the samples for testing at a lab in Mumbai.

"We have stopped the supply of milk to all the 1,327
municipal schools in the city till Diwali," Mhaiskar said.

Corporators in the Standing Committee meeting today asked
the BMC to take action against the culprits and ensure the
quality of milk before giving it to students.

"Some people might have contaminated this milk for their
vested interest as there was competition among a few
organisations to bag the contract to provide milk in the
municipal schools," BJP`s Balchandra Sirsat said.
Congress Rajendra Prasab Chaubey, said, "Milk should be
purchased directly from the dealer."

PTI