60 students fall ill after taking deworming tablets in East Midnapore dist

Tamluk: At least 60 students of a state-run primary school in East Midnapore district were taken ill after they were administered deworming tablets today, district officials said.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The students of Changra Part Basic Primary School in Moyna block were given the deworming tablets following which some of them started vomiting and were taken to the hospital. The students mainly complained of nausea, they said.

The school authorities then asked the students to go home. A majority of the students were taken ill after they went home, the officials said, adding they also went to the hospital.

Deworming tablets were given to other schools as well, but no complaints were received, the officials said.

It appears the tablets given to the students of the primary school had some problem, they said, adding medical teams were sent to the area.


Updated Date: Mar 09, 2016 18:47 PM