156 school students fall sick, hospitalised after consuming food at Bihar Diwas celebrations in Patna

Civil Surgeon Dr Vibha Singh said, "We assume that there was some problem with the food. The District Magistrate has also formed a committee to investigate the matter."

156 school students fall sick, hospitalised after consuming food at Bihar Diwas celebrations in Patna
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Source: ANI

Patna: More than 156 schools students were hospitalised after having lunch during the Bihar Diwas celebrations in state capital Patna. The students were admitted to Patna Medical College and Hospital after they complained of uneasiness.


"More than 156 students have been registered here for treatment. Everyone is in a stable condition. Most of them complained of upset stomach and vomiting," Dr Vibha Singh, Civil Surgeon was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 


She further said that proper treatment is being given to the students. "We assume that there was some problem with the food. The District Magistrate has also formed a committee to investigate the matter," Dr Vibha Singh added.


Bihar Diwas celebrations were held on Tuesday (March 22) in Patna's Gandhi Maidan. The event was also attended by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. 


School students from across the state were invited to the event. The Bihar Diwas is observed every year on March 22 to mark the formation of the state. This time it was celebrated after three years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


(With inputs from agencies)

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