13 students in Coimbatore admitted in hospital after eating hostel food

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Updated on Sep 23, 2022 09:21 IST

After the children complained of uneasiness, and some of them even fainted, all of the boys were rushed to the Sulur government hospital. On Monday evening, the boys consumed black channa (chickpeas), tea and juice.

TN School Food Poisoning: Another report of food poisoning has emerged from a private hostel in Tamil Nadu. 13 children living, in a private school hostel, were rushed to a hospital on Monday night after suspected food poisoning in Lakshminaickenpalayam near Sulur in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu.

After the children complained of uneasiness, and some of them even fainted, all of the boys were rushed to the Sulur government hospital. On Monday evening, the boys consumed black channa (chickpeas), tea and juice.

Officials said that eight children were given IV drips and all of them were kept under observation overnight. The boys were sent back to the hostel on Tuesday.

According to officials, samples of the food consumed by the children have been collected by food safety department officials.

Telangana School Food Poisoning

A similar incident occurred in a minority residential school in Kumaran Bheem Asifabad district where 31 students have fallen ill. After having dinner on Monday, the students of the residential school for boys in Kagaznagar town complained of stomach ache and vomiting.

Soon the incident started attracting local media persons to the school, but the staff did not allow them to enter the premises. The staff tried to shift the students from the rear door. Police reached there and shifted the affected students to the hospital in their vehicles.

District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO) Prabhakar Reddy said the condition of the students was stable. He ordered an inquiry into the incident.

Officials said it appeared that due to the shortage of staff, rice was not washed before cooking.

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