90 Students fall ill after having mid-day meal


Lucknow: 90 students have taken ill after having mid-day meal in a school in Lucknow. The condition of three students are reported to be critical. Food poisoning is being suspected after consuming the mid-day meal (MDM) served by NGO Akshay Patra at three government schools in Juggaur village of Chinhat area on Wednesday afternoon.

This is the second incident of students falling ill after eating mid-day meal in the state capital in the last over one month time. Students of the government primary school started feeling uneasy and complained of stomach ache after having mid-day meal today.

Students of all three schools– two primary and one pre-secondary –started feeling uneasy after eating kadhi-rice and complained of stomach ache and vomiting. Eight ambulances were rushed to the schools in which the students were first rushed to the Juggaur Primary Health Centre and later to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital for treatment.