23 STUDENTS TAKE ILL IN AMRITSAR AFTER CONSUMING IRON AND CALCIUM TABLETS IN SCHOOL

BY RASHMI TALWAR

……….AMRITSAR MAY 21,2010 ———– About 23 students of GOVT SEN SEC SCHOOL, GATE HAKIMA in Amritsar studying in standard I to V ,took seriously ill after taking iron and calcium tablets distributed by the school authorities . The Supplements were distributed under the Mid -Day Meal Scheme of the Government of India. It was allegedly that poor quality medicines were distributed amongst students of the school just before serving the mid day sponsored under the central government scheme led to the incident. One of the parents said that the supplements were of poor quality which could be gauged from the fact that they would break/crumble on removing their foil . The students were admitted in the civil hospital in Amritsar in a semi conscious state and were reported to be out of danger .

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