Bihar midday meal tragedy: Principals, cooks to taste food first, orders Government

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Bihar midday meal tragedy: Principals, cooks to taste food first, orders Government

Bihar midday meal tragedy: Principals, cooks to taste food first, orders Government

admin   ¦    Jul 18, 2013 02:00:00 PM (IST)

Patna: After facing intense criticism following deaths of more than 20 schoolchildren after consuming midday meal in Chhapra, Nitish Kumar Government in order to save its face, has released a prominent advertisement in newspapers ordering the principal and cook of every school to first taste the meal before serving to children. The CM has also instructed officials in charge of checking meals to taste the food and record the quality.

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Arrests are yet to be made in Chhapra, where more than 22 children, most below the age of ten years, died after having contaminated lunch at a school on Tuesday. The principal of the school is absconding.

The newspaper ads came when 50 children in Madhubani district, a day after the Chhapra tragedy happened, midday meal at school left them sick.

More than 22 children from the Chhapra school are still in the hospital, some in critical condition.

Earlier on Wednesday, Shahi claimed it not to be a case of food poisoning but poisoning. He said that investigation will reveal if the poison was added unintentionally or there were some malafide intentions involved.