NEW DELHI -- A dead rat was found in a midday meal served at a government school in south Delhi on Thursday, following which at least nine students who consumed the food were hospitalised. All of them were said to be out of danger.
दिल्ली के एक सरकारी स्कूल में मिड डे मील में चूहा मिला है। 9 बच्चे अस्पताल ले जाए गए हैं। बच्चों व् डॉक्टर से बात की है। सभी बच्चे ठीक हैं।— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) February 16, 2017
मिड डे मील सप्लायर के खिलाफ FIR करा रहे हैं। उसे ब्लैक लिस्ट भी करेंगे। बच्चो के मामले में इतनी बड़ी लापरवाही बर्दाश्त नहीं की जाएगी।— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) February 16, 2017
According to government officials, the rodent was found at the Government Boys Senior Secondary School in Deoli area.
"A rat found in midday meal of a government school. Nine students (who had eaten food) were immediately rushed to hospital (Madan Mohan Malaviya). I have talked to doctors and the students are safe now," Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted.
Sisodia also visited the hospital to enquire after the students and took stock of the situation.
He assured of strict action against those found guilty.
"An FIR is being lodged against the meal supplier. We will also blacklist him," Sisodia, who hold the education portfolio, said.
"The meals will now be prepared at the school kitchen in presence of our officers," Sisodia added.
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