Karnataka: Lizard found in mid-day meal, 70 students hospitalised

Karnataka: 70 students in the Chamrajnagar district of Karnataka were hospitalised on Monday as they complained of stomach ache and vomiting after having Sambhar during lunch as part of the mid-day meal scheme.

The incident took place in a government school in Vadakehalla village. The students were shifted to nearby hospitals. The department of Public health has called for a meeting with the parents and the school administration. Based on the meeting, the department will initiate an action against the negligence.

According to a report by NDTV, the Manjunath SN, Deputy Director of Public Instruction of Chamarajanagar district stated, “A cook had discovered a lizard in the ‘sambhar’ (lentil and vegetable soup) which was served to the students, and he immediately alerted the students to stop eating.”

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