Assam: mid-day meal turns nightmarish for students!


Guwahati, Apr 6 2017: Sixty students of a primary school at Chenga in Assam's Barpeta district fell ill after eating their mid-day meal, official sources said on Thursday.

The students of Hahchara Lower Primary school fell ill on Wednesday and were admitted to the hospital after they started vomiting. They also complained of fever and diarrhoea.

They have been kept under observation but their condition is stable now, the doctors said. Meanwhile, Barpeta Deputy Commissioner Thaneswar Malakar has directed the hospital authorities to take all the necessary steps to provide best treatment to the affected students. The Midday Meal Scheme is a school meal programme of the Government of India designed to improve the nutritional status of school-age children nationwide.

Source: Agencies