Students being shifted to Malegaon
General Hospital when they complained of nausea after having
Panic runs deep in Malegaon after more than hundred school
students September 15 complained of nausea and began vomiting
after having mid-day meal in a local school located in slum area.
They were rushed to the hospital immediately.
"Till now more than 100 school
students have been brought to the Malegaon General Hospital. They
are suffering from nausea, tachycardia and gastritis", Resident
Medical Officer of the hospital Dr. Dange said while speaking to ummid.com.
"This may have been happened because
of food poisoning. But no child is serious. We are giving emergency
treatment to everyone", he added.
Additional Superintendent of Police
Chandrashekhar Chougale said that trouble began today in the
afternoon when school students complained of nausea after having
the food served by the school and were rushed to the general hospital.
Talking to ummid.com, eyewitnesses
said trouble began at around 12:00 PM when after having the
mid-day meal school students of Jamhoor High School located in the
slum area of Malegaon complained of uneasiness and began vomiting.
"As usual he had taken the
khichdi served by the school but began vomiting immediately
after that", Sani Aslam Khan, mother of Sajid Khan (10), told
ummid.com. Sajid Khan is now being treated in the hospital.
Soon after this people started
gathering inside the school compound and demanded action against
the concerned teachers. As a result, the staff were forced to lock
themselves in a room. Police came and control the mob while
ambulances began shifting the students to the hospital.
The siren of the ambulance carrying
the students created panic in the entire town. People started
towards the school and from there to the general hospital.
Frightened parents rushed to other
schools where the management had to close the schools before the
At this moment, the general hospital
is full of crowd and ambulances one after the other are brining
the students for treatment.
Additional SP Chougale with other
officials is camping in the hospital where doctors are giving the
children emergency treatment.
Jamhoor High School where the
incident occurred is located in the slum area and most of its
students are from below poverty line families. Few months before
also complaints of irregularities in the mid-day meal scheme were
reported in the same school.