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‘Snakelet’ served for mid-day meal at government school

Snakelet was found in the mid-day meal served to the students at a Government Girls Senior Secondary School. The incident took place in Faridabad on Thursday

Two teachers and six students, who complained of nausea after consuming the meals, were taken to a civil hospital and later discharged.

Deputy Commissioner Sameer Pal Srow has been Faridabad, to inspect the kitchen and submit a report to him on Thursday itself.

One of the girl students spotted the “snakelet” in the meals served to her around noon and alerted the teachers. Two of the teachers, who ensures the quality of the food before it is served to the students along with six students had already taken the meals before the incident came to the notice.

One of them vomited soon after and was rushed to a nearby private hospital. The two teachers and the five students, aged between 11 and 13 years, also complained of nausea and were taken to Government Hospital for medical examination.

“After the matter came to light, all the schools across the district were directed not to serve the meals, Mr Srow said.

ISKCON Food Relief Foundation prepared and supplied food to around 16,000 students in as many as 371 schools across the city every day. He said that samples of the food had been sent to Chandigarh for examination.

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