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Dead lizard in Delhi school's midday meal, 30 students fall ill

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Thirty girl students of a government school in fell ill after consuming mid-day meal that allegedly had a dead in it, police said. The students were rushed to a hospital and later discharged.

"About 30 students were taken ill due to poisoning after consuming mid-day meal. They were admitted to Satyawadi Raja Harish Chandra Hospital," a senior said.

"The vice-principal of the school has alleged that there was a dead in the food," he added.

On the basis of the complaint, the police registered a case and a probe was initiated, the said.

According to the hospital authorities, the students of senior secondary school in Narela's Bankner complained of abdominal pain after consuming the They were discharged after receiving treatment.

The said that a sample of the alleged contaminated (yogurt curry with rice) was collected and would soon be be sent for testing.

"It is possible that the may have got spoilt due to summer heat. The test results will help ascertain the cause," the official added.

Following the development, the government's Department called a meeting of all midday suppliers in the national capital tomorrow.

This is the second such incident within a week as on Saturday, two girls fell ill after having mid-day meal, in which a dead was allegedly found, at a government school in east Delhi's Khichdipur.

had on Monday conducted surprise inspection in two kitchens in the city where the meals were being prepared for distribution in schools and warned the workers of strict action if any irregularities were found.

"The Director has called a meeting of all mid-day meal suppliers tomorrow. I have directed that there should be regular monitoring of the kitchens where meals are prepared. If any of them is found not meeting the required standards, their contract will be cancelled," Sisodia told reporters.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 22:05 IST