33 students fall ill after consuming food in a minorities hostel


(Online Desk)

Thirty-three students of Telangana Minorities Residential Educational Institutions Society (TMREIS) school in Asif Nagar fell sick after consuming food on the premises on Monday. All 33 of them have been admitted to Niloufer Hospital after they suffered from food poisoning and complained of vomiting and diarrhoea.

Though the children are out of danger, they will be discharged within 24 hours, Dr Ravi Kumar, HoD of paediatrics, Niloufer Hospital confirmed. “They will be kept under observation and the best possible treatment is being administered.”

Dr Murali Krishna, superintendent of Niloufer Hospital, said, “The children are aged between 10-12 years. The symptoms started at 7:45 am, and by 12:30 pm all 33 students were admitted in the special ESR Ward.”

Home Minister Mahmood Ali also visited the students in the hospital and spoke to their parents.┬áHe said, “We will definitely be taking action against the school once a thorough investigation has been done. The officials from the minority department and myself will take a look at the conditions of the school and if anything untoward is found, we will take the required action. I have been informed that the food was provided inside the school itself.”