Tinsukia, November 11, 2019:

As many as 67 school kids in Assam’s Tinsukia district have fallen sick after consuming food cooked by the NGO Ghanshyam Sewa Samiti, that was ‘blacklisted’ by the New Delhi Government for delivering food containing worms.

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As many as six schoolchildren fell sick at the Baruwahulla Higher Secondary School after consuming food supplied by the controversy-ridden NGO. All six students were shifted to the Tinsukia Civil Hospital, as a consequence.

In the evening, three ambulances were needed to shift the sick students to the hospital. By evening, over 40 students were shifted to the hospital. According to latest reports, as many as 67 students have been shifted to the hospital.

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NGO Ghanshyam Sewa Samiti, which is supplying mid day meals in the districts of Dhemaji, Sibsagar and Tinsukia, landed in the soup after it came to light that it was ‘blacklisted’ by the New Delhi Government.

It has come to light that Ghanshyam was ‘blacklisted’ by the Government of New Delhi after DDE (East) reported that Ghanshyan Sewa Samiti supplied mid-day meals in SKV Vishwas Nagar, Delhi, on 9/07/2013 which contained worms, beetles, houseflies, and human hair and was not cooked properly when inspected by the school level mid-day meal committee. Thereafter, the said NGO’s contract was withdrawn by the Delhi Government.

Meanwhile, the mid-day meal workers have been staging protests ever since the Government shifted the mid-day meal responsibility to NGOs. As per reports, as many as 1.6 lakh people lost their jobs after the Government move.

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