Around 25 students of a government school were on wednesday taken ill after having the midday meal in Kathua district following which a probe was ordered into the incident by authorities.
“Around 25 students of Government Middle School, Ghatti complained of nausea and vomiting with pain in their stomach after having the midday meal being served in the school and they have been hospitalised,” Sarpanch of Ghatti village, J P Singh said.
The students were shifted to the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in the village from where they were shifted to the district hospital for specialised treatment.
The district administration has formed a committee headed by Chief Education Officer (CEO) of the district to inquire into the incident.
“As soon as I received the information, I formed a committee comprising tehsildar of the area, food inspector and the CEO. The team has been sent to the school to probe the incident,” Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Ramesh Kumar told PTI.
He said anyone found guilty of serving sub-standard food to the students, would be dealt with as per law.