More than 60 students fall sick after consuming mid-day meal in a Bihar school

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According to reports, more than 60 school children fell sick after consuming the school’s mid-day meal. The incident was reported from Bhavnathpur Primary School under Bhairav Sthan police station in Bihar’s Chhapra district.

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The students were rushed to a primary health centre (PHC) at Jhanjharpur from where 30 of them were released after preliminary treatment.

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“The students complained of burning sensation in the throat and stomach ache after consuming food provided by the school authorities”, Bhairav Sthan Station House officer SN Das told the media.

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The SHO added 30 students were under observation at the PHC. The police also seized samples of food given to the children and sent them for forensic tests.

The Mid-day Meal Scheme is a school meal programme of the Government of India designed to improve the nutritional status of school-age children nationwide.

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