48 girls of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Backward Classes Welfare Gurukul School for girls at Velugumatla near Khammam district in Telangana have been admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital by the school staff due to suspected food poisoning.
The girls of the recently inaugurated school complained of severe stomach ache, diarrhoea and nausea after consuming food served at the mess in the residential institution. (thehindu.com)
The unhygienic conditions in the mess, serving of stale food and the irresponsible behaviour of the supervisors are being seen as the cause behind the whole incident.
Some of them groaned in pain unable to bear severe stomach cramps even as the doctors promptly attended to them by administering saline and providing treatment. The hospital authorities assured that the condition of the ailing students is stable and all of them are recovering fast. (thehindu.com)
Disappointed with the incident Students Federation of India staged a protest in front of the school demanding a strict action against those responsible.
They said that 200 students of classes V to VII were staying in the congested and extremely unhygienic rented building housing the Gurukul school. (thehindu.com)
They also pointed out that the incident has thrown light on the state of affairs in a majority of newly opened residential schools in the Khammam and Bhadradri-Kothagudem districts.
Anjali, the District Coordinator of the BC residential schools said that efforts are on to ascertain the cause of the illness of the students.
According to hospital authority reports, 25 students have been discharged from the hospital while the remaining are likely to be discharged today. (thehansindia.com)