Published On : Sat, Feb 20th, 2016

Food poisoning: 300 school kids taken sick after consuming mid-day meals

IMG-20160220-WA0035Nagpur: In another case of food poisoning which the students of Shanti Niketan situated in Rajeev Nagar near Hingna fell prey to after consuming the mid-day meals on February 20, 2016 at around 2:30 pm.

According to sources, 300 students of Class 1 to Class VII had consumed the mid-day meals at around 2 pm on February 20, 2016. Soon after consuming the mid-day meals, many students displayed the signs of food poisoning by vomiting and stomach ache.

The teachers realized this to be the symptoms of food-poisoning and started taking the students in whichever vehicle they could get to the nearest Public Health Center in Hingna.

IMG-20160220-WA0036However, the condition of 26 students started deteriorating so they were shifted to Government Medical College and Hospital for treatment. The condition of all these 26 students is said to be out-of danger. Of this many students were also discharged late in the night.

This incident which occurred suddenly has created panic among the parents of small children. As the news spread like wild-fire, many parents, kith and kin reached the school and a big crowd had gathered inside the school premises.

Preliminary reports suggested that this is a case of food poisoning after consuming the mid-day meals only.

The Government Medical College and Hospital and the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (Mayo Hospital) were informed and Doctors of both the hospitals are said to be ready to admit any other children from this school and to treat them.

On Receipt of information, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule reached the Government Medical College and Hospital and personally spoke to each student and ascertained the condition of the children from the attending doctors.