70 students ill after eating mid-day meal

Many students fell ill after eating the mid-day meal at the Government Higher Primary School in Doddahasala village on Tuesday.

Two students are being treated at the district hospital while 70 others were discharged after first-aid.

Students complained of nausea and vomiting soon after eating the meal and were rushed to the district hospital.

“After having ‘chitranna’ (lemon rice), I felt nauseous and had stomach ache. My classmates too had similar complaints” said Damini, one of the hospitalised students.

Farmer representatives Seenappa, G N Swamy and others complained about the negligence by kitchen staff while preparing the food. They alleged that students are frequently served stale food.

Deputy Director of Public Instruction Padmanabh visited the school and promised action against those responsible.

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