76 students take ill after mid-day meals

76 students take ill after mid-day meals

76 students take ill after mid-day meals

A total of 76 kids fell sick after consuming mid-day meals at Kinya Belaringe Government Higher Primary school on Friday. All the children were taken to a private hospital in Deralakatte for treament.

All the students who were treated were sent home. However, Safreena, a student, has been admitted in the hospital. 

“We had informed the cook that food is smelling bad. However, the cook had asked us not to waste food. After consuming rice and sambar, we developed giddiness and stomach ache,” said Safreena. 

Taluk health office Dr Rathnakar said that the sample of the food has been sent to laboratory to ascertain the cause of poisoning. Head teacher Rekha said that rice from a new bag was cooked. After consuming the food, the students started vomiting. 

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