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UP: Dead rat found in mid-day meal in Muzaffarnagar school, 9 hospitalised

In what comes as a shocking lapse, a dead rat was found in the Mid-Day meal cooked at a government school in Mustafabad Pachenda village in Muzaffarnagar in the state.Nine children and a teacher, who had consumed the contaminated food, were immediately admitted to a government hospital after they complained of a severe headache.Siddharth Kumar, a student at Janta Inter College, said: As we were serving the mid-day meal, we saw a dead rat. We immediately stopped serving the food. But 9 children who had already consumed the food started complaining of a headache. Dr Vinod Kumar, a teacher, said: The students and a teacher were admitted to a government hospital in Muzaffarnagar. The food is served by the Jan Kalyan Seva Samiti, which is an NGO in Hapur. We have complained to the authorities in this regard. Dr Navnit Bansal, Medical Officer at the Government Hospital, Muzaffarnagar, said the condition of the students and the teacher is stable and they are out of danger. Upon being ...

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