Midday Meal Horror in Balasore of Odisha, 20 Students Hospitalized

Balasore: In a government school of Balasore District under Singla Police Station, 20 students were hospitalised after consuming mid-day meal. They were admitted to the Basta Hospital.

As per the reports, a student found a lizard in her mid-day meal. When she informed the cook regarding the same, the cook asked her to just throw the lizard out of the food. The rest of the students ate the same food and returned home. After sometime, three of the students of the school fell sick. Their parents took them to Basta Hospital in Balasore district.

Later in the afternoon, 17 more students fell sick and were then taken to the hospital with the help of an ambulance. Parents complained that the incident took place because the school was not thoroughly cleaned after its reopening. The parents have demanded a thorough enquiry into the the incident and take necessary action at the earliest.

Upon being informed about the incident, the officials of the Education Department reached the hospital for further investigations.

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