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Nine students of Delhi Government School hospitalized after eating Mid-Day meal contaminated by dead rodent

Supply of mid-day meal in the school was being done by a private firm. the minister has announced, that the firm will be blacklisted, a show-cause notice has also been served

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New Delhi, Feb 17, 2017: Nine students from a Government school in South Delhi were hospitalized on Thursday after eating midday meal contaminated by a dead rodent, which was found in the meal served to students. All of them were said to be out of danger.

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The rodent was found at the Government Boys Senior Secondary School in Deoli area. The Teachers said that the dead rat was found when the food was served to few student. After that, nine students were rushed to a nearby hospital immediately.

 According to Hindustan Times, “The food was being served to the students when someone found the dead rat. The situation in the government school is very bad despite the tall claims made by this government,” said a teacher, on condition of anonymity.

“A rat found in midday meal of a govermentschool. Nine students (who had eaten food) were immediately rushed to the hospital (Madan Mohan Malaviya). I have talked to doctors and the students are safe now,” DelhiDeputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted.

Mr. Sisodia further tweeted, “Doing an FIR against the mid-day meal supplier. We will blacklist him as well. Such irresponsibility in the case of children will not be tolerated.”

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Mr. 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.

Mr. Sisodia claimed that the rat was found in a utensil full of curry and then the announcement was made immediately prohibiting every student to eat the food. “Meanwhile some students had eaten a bit and they were rushed to the hospital. Our officers will remain in the hospital,” he said.

“The meals will now be prepared at the school kitchen in presence of our officers,” Sisodia added.

Directorate of Education (DOE) officials said the supply of mid-day meal in the school was being done by a private firm. “As the minister has already announced, the firm will be blacklisted. A show-cause notice has also been served,” officials said to Hindustan Times

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Dr. R Chugh, Medical Superintendent of Madan Mohan Malviya hospital said, “Nine kids have come to the hospital with abdominal pain. They are stable and are being observed. They will be discharged in a while after symptomatic treatment.”

 

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BJP Protests Outside Sisodia’s Residence, Demands Kejriwal’s Resignation

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The Delhi BJP on Thursday staged a protest outside Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's residence. IANS

The Delhi BJP on Thursday staged a protest outside Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s residence here against the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and demanded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation.

Hundreds of Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers assembled outside Sisodia’s residence on Mathura Road and raised slogans against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

The protest was led by Delhi BJP General Secretary Kuljeet Singh Chahal.

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Addressing the workers, Chahal said: “Kejriwal and his party leaders must apologize to Prakash for their behavior.”

He also accused the AAP government and Kejriwal of not acting against his MLAs who allegedly assaulted the Chief Secretary.

“They are promoting urban Naxalism mindset in the people of the city. This kind of lawlessness was never seen before in the city.

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“Thus the Chief Minister and his ministers must resign,” said Kuljeet Singh Chahal. Wikimedia Commons

The BJP protest came in the wake of the alleged assault on Prakash during a meeting at the Chief Minister’s residence on Monday night.

Prakash has alleged that he was beaten up by Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan and another MLA in the presence of Kejriwal.

The Delhi Police has arrested Khan and Deoli MLA Prakash Jarwal.

The Delhi BJP workers also staged protests at several places in the city demanding the dismissal of all the AAP MLAs including the disqualified MLAs.

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Meanwhile, Delhi BJP spokesperson and son of the first Delhi Chief Minister Madanlal Khurana, Harish Khurana, along with party workers protested outside the AAP Moti Nagar MLA’s office.

Khurana told IANS: “We took out a bike rally in Moti Nagar constituency over the present administrative situation in the national capital.

“The way Kejriwal government is behaving, it is clear that the entire administration has been stalled.

“And if the top official of the Delhi government can be attacked inside the Chief Minister’s residence then one can imagine how much a common man is safe on the streets of Delhi,” he said.

He added that in the Moti Nagar constituency, the people do not get proper water or electricity. (IANS)