Delhi: 13 Children Hospitalised After Consuming Mid-Day Meal At Anganwadi Centre
Rice and boiled gram were served to the children and pregnant women at the anganwadi centre.
New Delhi, Jul 24
At least 13 children and a staff member of an anganwadi centre in Dwarka’s Uttam Nagar area were hospitalised after they complained of vomiting and lost consciousness after consuming mid-day meal today, police said.
They were being treated at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital.
Rice and boiled gram were served to the children and pregnant women at the anganwadi centre which was supplied by a group based in Uttam Nagar’s Deepak Vihar, a police official said.
However, the pregnant women who consumed the same meal did not complain of any uneasiness, he said.
The children were in the age group of one-and-a half to seven. The sick staffer was identified as 45-year-old Rama, he added.
The anganwadi centre was being run for the last 11 years Anita (47), a resident of Hastal Vihar in Dwarka’s Uttam Nagar, he said, adding the centre has 46 children and 13 pregnant women.
An FIR has been registered in the matter, the police said.