New Delhi: Twenty two girl students were taken ill after consuming midday meal at a government school in East Delhi's Patparganj area, police said on Thursday.
The girl students, in the age group of seven to 13 years, were served kidney beans 'rajma', rice and roti.
In their midday meal around 11:30 AM at Rajkiya Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya here, a police official said.
After returning from school, the girls complained of stomach ache, nausea and dizziness, he said, adding that while 12 girls were admitted to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital in Khichripur-Mayur Vihar Phase II around 1.45 PM, the parents of remaining 12 girls took them to other private hospitals.
The condition of the girls admitted to LBS hospital was stated to be stable.
An NGO named Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Shiksha and Prachar Samiti supplies midday meal to the school, police said.
A case of negligence has been registered against the school authorities and the NGO, police said, adding that investigations are on to ascertain the reason behind the girls taking ill after consuming the meal.
Meanwhile, parents alleged that their wards were served stale food. Pandav Nagar Police authorities have collected the meal sample and sent it for CFSL tests.