THANE: At least 104 students of a zila parishad-run primary school in neighbouring Palghar district were today admitted to hospital as they suffered health problems after consuming mid-day meal food, district officials said.
Over a 50 students of the school at Kasa Budruk village complained of health problems immediately after eating the packed food this afternoon.
"Nearly 280 students of the ZP school at Kasa Budruk in Palghar district were served the food under mid-day meal scheme this afternoon. After eating, over 50 students immediately complained of severe stomach ache, nausea, giddiness and other health problems," Vikramgadh tehsildar Suresh Sonawane said.
After being alerted about the situation, local police as well as the revenue and health department officials arrived at the school.
"As a precautionary measure, the authorities took all the 280 students to Kasa Rural Hospital for medical checkup. While 104 affected students were hospitalised, others were discharged after medical examination," district health officer S B Gaikwad said.
The packed mid-day meal was supplied by the ISKCON center located at Wada (in Palghar district), Sonawane said, adding, "The food samples have been collected for laboratory analysis."
Newly-elected MLA Amit Ghoda visited the hospital and enquired about the health of the children.