30 nursing students fall ill due to food poisoning

30 nursing students fall ill due to food poisoning
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About 30 nursing students fall ill due to food poisoning at MGM School of Nursing here on Friday. They were undergoing treatment at MGM hospital. The doctors at the hospital have kept 10 students under observation while the condition of others was said to be stable. 

Warangal: About 30 nursing students fall ill due to food poisoning at MGM School of Nursing here on Friday. They were undergoing treatment at MGM hospital. The doctors at the hospital have kept 10 students under observation while the condition of others was said to be stable.

The incident occurred after the students had their breakfast at the hostel where there were 243 students. The nursing school students complained that the quality of the food served was very poor and proper menu was not being followed in the contractor-run mess.

The students were unable to consume food properly in view of its poor quality. The situation became worse for the past three months. The quality of rice being served was not of good quality.

‘Even though government schools in the State were served fine rice, we are being served bad quality rice,’ rued the nursing students Shirisha, Krishnaveni, Anusha and others.

Several complaints by the students in this connection were unheard. When the contractor was questioned, he replied in a careless manner. The authorities of School of Nursing and of the hostel should initiate action against the contractor, the students demanded.

Former minister B Saraiah, district Congress president N Rajender Reddy and senior leader Hari Rama Devi and others have visited the hostel where the students staged a dharna protesting against the poor maintenance of the hostel.

The conditions in the hostel kitchen were very unhygienic and unsafe as snakes creep into the hostel during nights posing danger to their lives, students told the Congress leaders. The issue would be taken to the notice of the District Collector seeking action against the contractor, the leader assured.

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