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More than 100 students fall ill after midday meals in Bihar’s West Champaran

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More than 100 students fall ill after midday meals in Bihar’s West Champaran

Patna, Feb 5 (IANS) More than 100 students fell ill on Monday after consuming midday meals in Bagaha sub-division of Bihar’s West Champaran district, officials said.

The incident happened at a government high school located in Parsauni village in Bagaha.

An official said the children had consumed their midday meals on Monday afternoon and soon after started vomiting and complained of stomachache.

The news soon spread in the village and the parents of the students thronged the school in large numbers and brought their wards to the Ramnagar Common Health Centre. Some of the affected children were later taken to Bagaha Sub-Divisional Hospital.

“We have admitted 90 students to the hospital and they are undergoing treatment. They are in the process of recovery and are out of danger,” said a doctor at the Bagaha Sub-Divisional Hospital.

“As soon as I came to know about the incident, I reached the hospital and assessed the situation. The midday meal was facilitated by an NGO. We have demanded that the Education Department and the district administration take action against the NGO,” said Bagaha MP Bhishma Sahani. .

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— IANS

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