Headmistress Suspended for Food Poisoning of MDM

Published: 10th March 2014 12:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th March 2014 12:43 PM   |  A+A-


The headmistress of a government school has been suspended as over 80 students fell ill after eating Mid-Day Meal (MDM) in Kendrapara district.       

Alpana Das, headmistress of Kharinasi upper primary school, was suspended yesterday for alleged negligect in supervision of MDM, District Education Officer Markat Keshari Ray said today.       

"During inquiry it was found that egg curry given to the students was not fit for human consumption.

The students developed nausea, pain in the lower abdomen and started vomiting due to suspected food poisoning on Saturday.

As the headmistress had erred in her duty in carrying out quality test of the foodstuff, she was placed under suspension”, Ray said.      

Eighty students were rushed to the community health center at Mahakalapada, primary health center at Ramnagar and district government hospital at Kendrapara.  

All were discharged after treatment, said Additional District Medical Officer, Manoj Kumar Behera.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp