govt. girls middle school, hauz kazi mid-day meal has the ugly reputation of making students sick now
Mid-day meal has the ugly reputation of making students sick now and than. Food prepares and handlers do not care about hygiene or health. They don’t wash saw materials properly and sometimes serve state meal, totally ignoring basic health guidelines.Recently (May 6), 29 students of this school got sick after eating mid-day meal-chhole-chawal. The food smelt unpleasantly and was state. It had a dead insect in it. The sick students were admitted into L N J P Hospital and received treatment for mild food poisoning. Thankfully, no one was critical. The government official denied that the food was bad. They said the problem was psychological only. It was a rumour and nothing else. But the parents refused to accept this and demonstrated in front of the school, demanding an immediate enquiry into the matter. These 29 students belonged to the classes VI to VIII. They were given packed food at noon, and began to feel pain in their stomach after eating it. Then, they were taken to the hospital on cycle rickshaws. Police is looking into the matter.