Ninety-three students hospitalised after consuming Iron supplements

Ninety-three students hospitalised after consuming Iron supplements

By Ramesh Irugalbandara

Mar 04, 2016 | 7:28 am

According to the Police 93 students of the Punagala Tamil Maha Vidyalaya in Bandarawela have been hospitalized after consuming Iron supplements used to combat iron deficiencies.

Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara noted that students of grades 8,9 and 10 have been admitted to hospital in this manner.

Gunasekara further noted that a health official in the area had provided the children with the tablets to combat iron deficiency. Although students had been instructed to ingest the medicine after consuming breakfast, the students had not followed this advice.

The students are currently receiving treatment at the Bandarawela and Diyathalawa hospitals.

යකඩ බෙහෙත් විෂ වී පූනාගල දෙමළ මහා විද්‍යාලයේ සිසුන් 93ක් රෝහලේ

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