30 fall ill in Jewargi hostel

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JewargiGulbarga, Aug 14, 2013:More than 30 students fell ill after having dinner in the pre-matric hostel for boys, run by the Social Welfare department, in Jewargi, about 40 km from here, on Tuesday night.

The condition of a couple of students is stated to be serious. About 40 students complained of nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea by midnight and as many as 33 of them were admitted to the taluk general hospital. As their condition worsened, they were shifted to the district hospital. Seven students were discharged after they recovered. Food poisoning is stated to be the reason for the incident.  Women and Children Development Minister Umashree, who was in Gulbarga on her way to Bidar on Wednesday, visited the district hospital along with Lok Sabha member and former chief minister Dharam Singh. Umashree said she had directed senior officers of the Social Welfare Department to conduct an inquiry and punish the guilty.
DH News Service

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