Over 30 children of a government-aided school in the Capital fell ill after eating the mid-day meal on Wednesday. They were rushed to Safdarjung Hospital from where they were discharged after treatment. The incident took place at Baba Nebraj Secondary School in Lajpat Nagar when the children were served their mid-day meal of rice and daal around 10 a.m.
The 32 students who were served the meal were first rushed to the nearby Municipal Corporation of Delhi hospital from where five students were discharged after medication and the remaining students were referred to Safdarjung Hospital. According to Additional Medical Superintendent of Safdarjung Hospital Dr. Sudhir Chandra, 27 children reached the hospital with complaints of vomiting, abdominal pain and nausea. He added, 'they were kept under observation, given medicines, and discharged around 1-30 p.m.'