Naidu consoles Kuppam university students

Demands action against culprits for food poisoning
Students narrate their woes at hostel

AMARAVATI: TDP National President and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday demanded that the Government take stringent action against the guilty officials for their negligence in the food poisoning of girl students at Kuppam Dravidian University.

Naidu called the hospitalised students over telephone and enquired about the improvement of their health. Over 36 girl students at the university hostel fell ill due to food poisoning and got admitted to hospital till now.

In a statement here, the TDP chief asked how the officials concerned did not take proper measures to ensure food safety at a hostel where over 100 students were staying. Action should be initiated against the culprits for their negligent behaviour at the Dravidian University, Kuppam, in Chittoor district.

The girl students told Naidu that after the food poisoning, over 29 students got admitted to hospital initially. Later, seven more students were hospitalized following deterioration of their health conditions.

The students told the TDP chief that the remaining students were frightened after the incident and they were not taking food at the university hostel. They explained about the prevailing unfavourable conditions in the university campus.

Naidu consoled the students and wished they would recover quickly. He asked them to regain their strength and face the situation with courage and confidence.