78 students of pvt varsity in Lucknow take ill after having hostel food
According to the students, the chapati and the sweet dish tasted bad; water also being tested in the lab, says superintendent of Chinhat CHC in a report prepared after the inspection
LUCKNOW As many as 78 students of BBD University took ill after they consumed food in the hostel on their return to the campus after an event late on Friday night, said authorities.
In all, 42 students were taken to Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) and 36 to a private hospital in Chinhat. A team from the health department also visited the students and the hostel on the BBD campus.
“The students said they had salad, rice, dal, chapati, and sweet dish. According to them, the chapati and the sweet dish tasted bad. We are also getting the water tested in the lab,” said the superintendent of the Chinhat community health centre (CHC) in a report prepared after the inspection.
“There was an event on the campus that continued till 11pm on Friday. On their return to their hostel, the students had dinner. We received news about some of them having stomach problem. These students were taken to the hospital,” said Prof SM Kamil Rizvi, dean (student welfare) and chief proctor of the BBD Educational Group. There are 800 students in the hostel and all had the same food.
“All the students have now recovered. Apart from the hostel food, the students might have eaten something during the event also, but we have served a notice to the vendor who supplies food to the hostellers,” he added.