Altogether 230 students admitted in hospitals after allegedly eating the mid day meal in their schools in Odisha’s Malkangiri and Kalahandi districts.
Around 150 girls of a government-run residential school fell ill due to food poisoning at Badapada allegedly after eating breakfast on Friday said Ramkrishna Gond, Project Administrator of Integrated Tribal Development Agency.
The affected girls were immediately taken to a local hospital after they complained of vomiting, loose motion, nausea and stomach pain, he said.
They were later shifted to the hospital at Chitrakonda for better medical treatment, Mr Gond said.
Malkangiri district Collector K Sudarshan Chakravarthy visited the hospital to enquire about the condition of the girls,.
Similar incidents were reported from Kalahandi district where 80 students of five schools fell ill allegedly after eating mid-day meal on Thursday officials said.
The affected students were taken to government hospital at Biswanathpur.
The district education officer (DEO), sub-collector and tahasildar visited Biswanathpur to monitor the situation.
The mid-day meal for 176 schools of Lanjigarh block is prepared and supplied by a trust, they said adding the cooked food was sent to different schools by vehicles.
DEO Pradip Kumar Naik said more than 80 students of five schools had been affected and provided with treatment. Many of them have already been discharged from hospital.
He said the situation was under control and the affected students were recovering fast.