30 students fell ill after eating meal in Noida school

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At least 30 students of a Noida based private school fell ill after consuming a catered meal in the school canteen on Thursday.

The students complained of easiness, stomach-ache, and vomiting after food consumption.

Following the incident a team of doctors was called to provide immediate relief, Step by Step School management said.

Some of the students were admitted to a local hospital. The condition of students is said to be stable.

The students aren’t allowed to bring food from home by the school authorities as it provides breakfast and lunch in its canteen.

The exact cause of the causality is yet to be known. Food poising could be the reason for the poisoning. The food samples were sent for evaluation.

In a statement, Dr. Mahesh Prasad, the school principal said, “Some of the students of our school had mild to severe stomach ache and some also vomited. A team of doctors from Max Hospital provided medical attention to affected students.”

Later the management informed the parents and briefed them about the conditions of their wards.

District Magistrate BN Singh has ordered an investigation in this matter. The police have registered an FIR against the school management.

The school faces an inquiry after allegations emerged that the school management allegedly denied an access to the food safety officer.

“After 25-30 students fell ill at this Noida school, we sent the city magistrate, circle officer and food safety officer for investigation, but the officers weren’t allowed to enter the school. We are inquiring into the incident,” Mr. Singh said.

Meanwhile, the principal has assured that necessary action will be taken to investigate possible causes of the outbreak.

All Noida School Parents Association has said that they will take up the matter with the divisional commissioner to demand action.

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