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11 MCGM SCHOOL STUDENTS FALL SICK AFTER DRINKING FLAVORED MILK

milk-2Eleven students of an Urdu medium civic school in Malad took ill reportedly after consuming flavoured milk supplied by MCGM. MCGM’s infamous flavoured milk scheme has once again come under controversy. Eleven students of an Urdu medium civic school in Malad took ill reportedly after consuming flavoured milk supplied by MCGM. The children were between the age group of 10-12 years and were admitted to Bhagwati hospital as they were vomiting after consumption of flavoured milk. While many are saying that the flavoured milk scheme has just begun and has already started seeing such incidences, the contractor for the scheme should be taken action against. However, MCGM Standing Committee Chairman Rahul Shewale said that there is no proof that the students fell sick after consuming flavoured milk and until they get the report and find the real reason they could not make allegations. He further added that once the report is received from the doctors, it would be presented in the Standing Committee. More than three months after the start of this year’s academic session, the MCGM had started supplying flavoured milk to students of civic schools in September end. The two-year contract for the scheme, worth Rs 240 crore, has been given to contractor Rashtriya Majdoor Madhyavarti Grahak Sahakari Sangh. Under the contract, tetra-pack of 200 ml of milk is given to 4th-7th standard students; and 125 ml milk pack to 1st-3rd standard students. This is the second time that students have taken ill after consuming flavoured milk provided in BMC schools. In December 2007, 34 students of New L G Road Municipal School in Dadar (East) were taken ill after consuming the milk in tetra-packs. However, MCGM Education Committee Chairperson Rukhmani Kharatmol has said that they will not discontinue the supply of milk as it was a nutrient requirement for the students. With cameraperson Raju Sharma, Hansraj Kanojia for NMTV News.

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