JabalpurAn hour ago
- copy link
There was panic in the district overnight after more than 300 children of Eklavya Adarsh Residential School fell ill at the same time. All the children complained of vomiting and diarrhoea. It is believed in Assam that this problem has arisen due to eating contaminated food. The children who fell ill are students from class 6 to 11. The condition of more than two dozen girl students has worsened overnight, who have been moved to the intensive care unit. The medical team was busy treating the children throughout the night. A younger doctor took care of the treatment at the medical college.
Children continued to vomit all night.
National President of Gondwana Republic Party Tuleshwar Singh also reached the Medical College and District Hospital last night to know the condition of the children. When the children fell ill, they cornered the state government and said that the condition of the children living in the tribal hostel is not good. The food given to the children is of substandard quality and not only this, the district administration or the government never checks the food given to the children by the vendors. He said that the state government is responsible for the condition of the children today because they were served bad food due to which the children have fallen ill.
National President of Gondwana Republic Party also reached the hospital.
Finance Minister Tarun Bhanot, Mayor Jagat Bahadur Singh Anu and BJP Metropolitan President Prabhat Sahu also reached the Medical College late at night. Necessary medicines were made available in the healthcare system late in the evening. The former minister said that the food given to the children was very rotten, hence this situation has arisen. Dharam Bhanot said that it is the misfortune of Jabalpur district that when children fell ill, not even an ambulance was available. The children were taken to the hospital by e-rickshaw and scooter. As for children getting sick, Bhanot said there are reasons why children get sick.
Former Finance Minister Tarun Bhanot stayed overnight at the Medical College.
About 400 children live in Eklavya Adarsh Residential School, out of which most of the children have become victims of food poisoning. The team from the Food Safety Department reached the spot and collected food samples which will now be tested. The school management has also not received this answer yet. He cannot explain how so many children got sick at once.