Fifteen children were taken ill after being administered an Ayurvedic concoction (‘kadha’), distributed at Mohan Public Secondary School at Desula, about 10km form Alwar, on Wednesday.
District Ayurvedic officer Harsh Kumar Sharma told HT that around 450 children, including a child and teachers, were administered the ‘kadha’ and around 15 (6-15 years) were taken ill.
The ‘kadha’ was being given as a preventive antidote for swine flu, Sharma said.
The reason for their illness could be that the children were empty stomach in the morning, Sharma added.
He also expressed possibility that “Mahasudarsan Churan” added in the khadha is bitter and could have cause the nausea.
Four children were admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital and 11 were sent to the Government Geeta Nand Children Hospital after they complained of nausea and stomachache.
Student Janki Sharan and Priya told that after taking ‘kadha’ they went their classrooms and after some time they started feeling nauseated and had stomachache. The children told Dr. Som Dutt that they felt uneasy and had headache after taking ‘kadha’.
“What was the reason only the Ayurvedic department can tell; what was mixed in the ‘kadha’. But after the treatment here they are feeling better, Dutt said.