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42 kids fall sick after taking deworming pills

Update : 22 Apr 2013, 08:20 AM

At least 42 students reportedly fell sick after taking government-supplied deworming tablets at a primary school in Ullapara upazila on Sunday.

Of them, nine were admitted to Ullapara Upazila Health complex.

The rest children were given primary treatment.

Family sources said 42 students of class IV at Kansona Primary School took deworming tablets Vermox (Mebendazole) that were provided from Ullapara Upazila Health Complex on Sunday and felt sick after some time.

On information, staff of the upazila health complex rushed in and took the sick students to the health complex.

Contacted, Dr Sukumar Roy, Ullapara upazila health and family planning officer, said the students fell sick as they took the tablets on an empty stomach.

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