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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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30 Doorstep Services Offered By Delhi Government AAP

Delhi government offers 30 more doorstep services

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AAP brings 70 doorstep services for delhi residents. IANS

People living in Delhi can now avail 30 more services at their doorstep, including adding members in ration card, paying the motor vehicle tax and getting a DTC pass, taking the total number of such services to 70. The second phase of the doorstep delivery of public services, the official launch of which is yet to take place, has been rolled out.

Residents can dial 1076 and get the service by paying Rs 50 extra, an official from Delhi’s Administrative Reforms told IANS. The new services include booking a tour package through Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corp.

In September 2018, the Delhi government had launched the doorstep delivery of 40 public services to make things easy for the common man. In the first phase, people got certificates of marriage, caste, domicile, income, births and deaths among others at their doors.

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal plans to offer 100 services delivered at people’s doorsteps. IANS

Driving license, new water or sewer connection and disconnection were also provided under the scheme which functions between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. through a ‘Mobile Sahayak’. The government had planned to roll out more services by February but they got delayed.

“Once the second phase is on track, steps to start the third phase will be initiated,” the official said. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has plans to have at least 100 services delivered at people’s doorsteps, the official said.

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Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi told IANS: “The plan initially was to take things online but we realised that people find it more easy to call a number and get the services instead of doing things online.” The tenure of the Kejriwal government will end on February 2020. (IANS)