100 Tripura students fall ill after taking deworming tablets

Posted on 12th Feb 2015 03:12 pm by mohit kumar

Agartala, Feb 11 (IANS) Around 100 school students in Tripura fell ill Wednesday and were admitted to a hospital. Officials suspect the students fell sick after they consumed deworming tablets or after their mid-day-meal.

"About 100 students of two government schools fell ill and were admitted to a government hospital in Dharmanagar. We are not yet sure whether they fell ill after consuming deworming tablets or after eating mid-day-meal," a health department official said.

The official said it would be confirmed after laboratory tests.

The condition of none of the children was serious. Some media reports said the number of students was around 300.

The government will send a special medical team to Dharmanagar, 200 km north of state capital Agartala.

As part of a nationwide programme, deworming tablets to mark National Deworming Day Tuesday was given to all children aged between one and 19 years across the country.

However, the tablets were given to children in Tripura Wednesday.

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