Delhi: Children hospitalised after consuming mid-day meal at Anganwadi centre

Mid Day Meal

New Delhi, July 25: At least thirteen children and a helper were hospitalised on Tuesday allegedly after consuming mid-day meal at an Anganwadi center in Delhi’s Uttam Nagar.

The children allegedly complained of vomiting and lost consciousness, following which they were taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital.

Rice and boiled gram were served to the children and pregnant women. The food was supplied by Uttam Nagar’s Deepak Vihar based Akriti Self Help Group.

According to the police, the pregnant women who consumed the same meal did not complain of any uneasiness.

47-year-old Anita, who is a resident of Hastal Vihar in Uttam Nagar, has been running this Anganwadi centre for the last 11 years.

The centre has 46 children and 13 pregnant women.

On the related note, a case was registered in connection with the incident.

So far no person has been arrested yet and the investigation is underway.


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