47 hospitalised after consuming mid-day meal in UP

Forty-seven children were on Saturday hospitalised when some students were taken ill after consuming mid-day meals (MDM) at a primary school in Ajgain area, an education department official said.

Unnao: Forty-seven children were on Saturday hospitalised when some students were taken ill after consuming mid-day meals (MDM) at a primary school in Ajgain area, an education department official said.

Some children were taken ill and complained of vomiting after eating the food served under mid-day meal at the primary school in Sunderpur village in Hassanganj tehsil, District Basic Education Officer Mukesh Kumar Singh said.

He said a team was sent and all 47 students were admitted to community health center at Nawabganj from where they were released after treatment.

Singh said a sample of food served has been taken and a case has been lodged against the cook.

Chief Medical Officer Geeta Yadav said prima facie it seemed to be the case of food poisoning.  

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