35 students fall ill after eating rancid food

Thirty-five students of the Morarji Desai Residential School at Tangalagere (Keregodu hobli) in the taluk have been admitted to hospital, after they complained of diarrhoea.

The students had been served stale chicken prepared on the previous night on Wednesday afternoon. The children complained of diarrhoea at night.

Doctors of the primary health centre conducted a check-up of the students on Thursday and advised the school authorities to admit them to the Mandya Institute Medical Sciences (MIMS) Hospital. All the children are recovering at the hospital, said MIMS medical superintendent Dr Shivakumar.

Suspension

Deputy Commissioner Krishnaiah said he had ordered the suspension of the cook and issue of notice to the contractor who supplied the food. The Mandya assistant commissioner and health officer will probe the incident and submit a report.

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