Over 200 students fall ill after consuming food during Patna Diwas

More than 200 schoolchildren, who had assembled here to celebrate Bihar Diwas, fell ill children after consuming food and water supplied to them.

The three-day event commenced on Tuesday in Gandhi Maidan in presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Schoolchildren were invited from across the state.

I.S Thakur, the medical superintendent of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), confirmed the incident. Ten children have been admitted to the hospital since Thursday morning and their condition is stated to be stable.

"The children are complaining of diarrhea, nausea and abdominal pain. The medical teams of the hospital are taking care of them. They are recovering well. The children belonged to different districts and had come to Patna," Thakur said.

Apart from food poisoning, dehydration could be another reason for the incident, the medical experts bel