India: Twenty-seven school girls were admitted to a hospital on Friday after consuming milk that was served under a newly launched state government scheme, officials said. The incident happened in Hanumangarh town.
The girls from classes 1 to 8 were distributed powdered milk at Government Girls Higher Secondary School today under Mukhyamantri Bal Gopal Yojna. After drinking milk, 27 students were admitted to the hospital after they complained of vomiting and nausea, Chief Medical and Health Officer OP Chahar said.
He said 22 students were sent home after treatment while the remaining five are being treated.
The sample of the water mixed in the milk powder has been sent for laboratory testing, the CMO added.