school poisoning

Delhi: Dead rats in midday meal send nine government school students to hospital

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the supplier will be booked and blacklisted.

Nine students of a government school in Deoli, a town in Delhi’s south district, were hospitalised on Thursday after eating midday meals in which dead rats were allegedly found. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia said they would blacklist and file an FIR against Jan Chetna Jagriti & Shaikshanik Vikas, which supplied the food to Government Boys Senior Secondary School, The Indian Express reported.

“While the food was being served, two rats found their way into the sabzi [curry] given to some children from classes 6 to 8. Teachers found the rats and raised an alarm,” a teacher said. “Some of the students began to feel sick and were eventually taken to the hospital. We then informed police.” A member of the school management said one rat was thrown away, but the other was kept for inspection.

An official of the Directorate of Education said four students had complained of vomiting and the others had a stomach ache. Sisodia and DoE Director Saumya Gupta said the children were doing fine, after visiting them at the Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital in Malviya Nagar.

Medical superintendent of the hospital Dr R Chugh said the students’ condition was stable and that they were under observation. “They will be discharged in a while after symptomatic treatment,” he told Hindustan Times. DoE officials said the midday meal supplier had already been served a showcause notice.

Support our journalism by subscribing to Scroll+ here. We welcome your comments at letters@scroll.in.
Sponsored Content BY 

Get ready for an 80-hour shopping marathon

Here are some tips that’ll help you take the lead.

Starting 16th July at 4:00pm, Flipkart will be hosting its Big Shopping Days sale over 3 days (till 19th July). This mega online shopping event is just what a sale should be, promising not just the best discounts but also buying options such as no cost EMIs, buyback guarantee and product exchanges. A shopping festival this big, packed with deals that you can’t get yourself to refuse, can get overwhelming. So don’t worry, we’re here to tell you why Big Shopping Days is the only sale you need, with these helpful hints and highlights.

Samsung Galaxy On Nxt (64 GB)

A host of entertainment options, latest security features and a 13 MP rear camera that has mastered light come packed in sleek metal unibody. The sale offers an almost 40% discount on the price. Moreover, there is a buyback guarantee which is part of the deal.

Original price: Rs. 17,900

Big Shopping Days price: Rs. 10,900

Samsung 32 inches HD Ready LED TV

Another blockbuster deal in the sale catalogue is this audio and visual delight. Apart from a discount of 41%, the deal promises no-cost EMIs up to 12 months.

Original price: Rs. 28,890

Big Shopping Days price: Rs. 10,900

Intel Core I3 equipped laptops

These laptops will make a thoughtful college send-off gift or any gift for that matter. Since the festive season is around the corner, you might want to make use of this sale to bring your A-game to family festivities.

Original price: Rs. 25,590

Big Shopping Days price: Rs. 21,900

Fashion

If you’ve been planning a mid-year wardrobe refresh, Flipkart’s got you covered. The Big Shopping Days offer 50% to 80% discount on men’s clothing. You can pick from a host of top brands including Adidas and Wrangler.

With more sale hours, Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days sale ensures we can spend more time perusing and purchasing these deals. Apart from the above-mentioned products, you can expect up to 80% discount across categories including mobiles, appliances, electronics, fashion, beauty, home and furniture.

Features like blockbuster deals that are refreshed every 8 hours along with a price crash, rush hour deals from 4-6 PM on the starting day and first-time product discounts makes this a shopping experience that will have you exclaiming “Sale ho to aisi! (warna na ho)”

Set your reminders and mark your calendar, Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days starts 16th July, 4 PM and end on 19th July. To participate in 80 hours of shopping madness, click here.

Play

This article was produced by the Scroll marketing team on behalf of Flipkart and not by the Scroll editorial team.