DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Twenty five students were taken ill in allegedly after consuming Albendazol, which was administered under de–worming campaign, in different schools of the state on Wednesday. The students were rushed to the government hospitals where all of them are reportedly out of danger. The medical health and family welfare department undertook the yearly de- worming campaign for the children of the state on Wednesday.
The GVK -EMRI emergency ambulance service which was put on high alert by the department to respond to any emergency arising out of the administration of the anti helminthic drug received as many as 19 distress calls from schools located in different parts of the state on the day. In Haridwar twelve children were rushed to the hospital when they fell ill reportedly after consuming the tablet. The Chief Education Officer (CEO) of Haridwar Pushpa Rani Verma said that the students belonged to primary school Dharmpur and P S Kamelpur complained uneasiness on the day after which they were rushed to the hospital. The CEO was in Ramnagar, Nainital for attending a meeting of Uttarakhand board told The Pioneer that she is keeping a watch on situation.
In Rudraprayag district 12 students complained about nausea and uneasiness. Seven students of Primary School Kanda in Agastya muni fell ill. In Udham Singh Nagar district, two students of Primary School Kishanpur, Kichha were taken to hospital when they complained uneasiness.
The Director General of state Health Services has ascertained that 25 students complained about uneasiness and nausea in different parts of the state and as a precautionary measure they were taken to hospital. All the students barring two in Haridwar were released after medical examination. Drug Albendazole sometimes have some side effects like nausea, vomiting and pain in stomach. He however added that Albendazole is perfectly safe medicine.