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Sisodia conducts surprise check at mid-day meal kitchens

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two days after a dead was found in a mid-day meal, Deputy Chief today 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 in future.

On Saturday, two girls were taken ill after having mid-day meal at a government school in East of Kailash in which a dead was allegedly found.

"After the incident where two girls had to be hospitalised after eating mid-day meals in their school, I have decided to conduct regular inspections of kitchens from now on," Sisodia, who is also Delhi's Education Minister, told reporters during the inspection.

Warning the workers of strict action, he said, "the work of preparing meals for children should be carried out responsibly and with a sense of service. All irregularities like not wearing gloves and not covering shoes should be taken care of."

Sisodia spotted and webs on walls of one of the

"This is how accidents happen. No lizard or cobwebs should be seen around Strict action will be taken if any such irregularities are found during further inspections, " he said.

The had last week terminated the suppliers' contract after dead lizard was found in the mid-day meal. The was responsible for supplying mid-day meal to 61 government schools in

A case was also registered at station after a complaint was received from the school principal.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 17:20 IST