Half dozen school girls in Gwalior taken ill on opening day of govt scheme to provide sweetened milk

  • None, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jul 15, 2015 23:11 IST

About half dozen school girls in Gwalior were taken ill the very first day of the state government's scheme launched to provide milk to anganwadi and school children.

School students of Government Primary School, Purani Chhawani consumed sweetened flavoured milk in the mid-day meal on Wednesday.

After consuming the milk, some students complained of nausea. A class 3 student Kakul fell ill and started vomiting. Later, she was rushed to Jayarogya Hospital.

The hospital doctor informed that she fell ill due to indigestion of powder milk.

However, the school principal Mahesh Bhatele said, “All the students had consumed powered milk but no one fell ill except Kakul. Now, the girl is fine.”

The state government on Wednesday has started providing hot milk to 74 lakh anganwadi and school children under CM's ambitious project to deal with malnutrition in state.

In Bhopal, women and child development department minister Maya Singh launched milk distribution scheme in Bhopal.

Anganwadi services will be strengthened and improved: Minister

Maya Singh has said that Anganwadi services for ensuring malnutrition-free nourished Madhya Pradesh will be strengthened and improved and every needy person’s access to them will be ensured.

The minister flagged off the second mobile Anganwadi of the state to be run in Bhopal district. Maya Singh also inaugurated the new building of Anganwadi constructed as per new norms at Ankur School and play school in 74 Bungalows area.

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