Dozen students fall ill after mid-day meal

Patna, Jan 29: At least a dozen children fell ill Wednesday after taking their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar, officials said. The students are out of danger.

The children complained of uneasiness after consuming the meal at the Jalalpur Sargati Middle School in Saran district.

“All the children are now safe,” an official said. Samples of the meal have been collected by police.

Last year, 23 children died after eating contaminated mid-day meal at a school in the same district.

The mid-day meal scheme is operational in 72,000 schools across Bihar, and 16 million students benefit from it.

IANS