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More than 300 students fall ill after taking deworming tablets in Tripura

Over 300 students were taken ill on Wednesday after consuming deworming tablets in Kadamtala rural development block of North Tripura. As per reports, these pills were distributed by the health department on National Deworming Day.
India TV News Desk Agartala August 11, 2016 11:04 IST
India TV News Desk

Over 300 students were taken ill on Wednesday  after consuming deworming tablets in Kadamtala rural development block of North Tripura.

As per reports, these pills were distributed by the health department on National Deworming Day.

Pradip Acharya, Sub-divisional Magistrate of Dharmanagar said, "Many students from different schools of Kadamtala block were administered deworming tablets as part of National Deworming Day programme. However, many students complained of pain in abdomen and respiratory trouble after consuming the tablets." 

The students were immediately admitted to Kadamtala hospital but most of them didn't get any treatment because of inadequate infrastructure.

Soon after the news of ill effects of de-worming pills spread, senior officials from the district reached the spot and a large number of security personnel were also deployed in the area.

About 11 lakh children between 1-19 years have been given the pills this year. So far except Kadamtala, there is no report of any complication from anywhere else in the state.

As per report, district magistrate of North Tripura Dr Sandeep R Mahatme has instituted an investigation into the case separately.