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Forty students fall ill after taking iron tablets in Warangal

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Warangal Urban: Nearly 40 students of the Telangana Minority Residential School at Shambhunipet fell ill here on Thursday, reportedly after consuming iron tablets.

According to authorities, the students were given iron tablets during a medical camp conducted by the District Medical and Health department at the school on Monday. The students were told to take the tablets after lunch and dinner.

Some of them reportedly consumed the tablets after having breakfast on Thursday and complained vomiting sensation and giddiness. Following this, school authorities shifted them to MGM Hospital for treatment. Their condition was said to be stable.

District Minority Welfare officer Ratanaveera Chary, who visited the hospital, said an overdose of the tablets could be the cause. At the same time, some parents have complained that the ‘vada’ served for breakfast could be the reason for the illness.

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