Eight students from Sainath Nagar Marg civic school in Ghatkopar fell ill after drinking flavoured milk supplied by the civic body on Friday. The students were taken to Rajawadi Hospital.
“Eight children in the age group of 12 to 14 were brought to the hospital at noon. They were all complaining of abdominal pain and vomiting. They all are stable now,” said Dr Manohar Bhaskar, medical superintendent, Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar, adding that the children are admitted in the special ward in the hospital.
In October, the civic body had then decided to stop supply of flavoured milk after 43 children from a BMC school in Malad had fallen ill. However, the scheme was restarted in the Ghatkopar school on Friday.
Justifying the scheme, mayor Shraddha Jadhav said the supply should not be stopped as many parents could not afford to provide even a cup of milk to their children. “We could decentralise the distribution system, if needed,” she said.
Rashtriya Mazdoor Madhyawarti Grahak Sangh supplies the flavoured milk to all civic schools in the city.
Last week, worms were found in the khichdi served to students as part of the mid-day meal programme.
In October, 43 students from two Malad-based civic schools had taken ill after consuming flavoured milk. After the incident, the supply of flavoured milk was stopped to all civic schools.
On December 19, 2007, 77 primary school students from the Marathi-medium Jagannath Shankerseth municipal school in Grant Road fell ill after drinking the milk.