CHITRAL: Scores of students fell sick after taking deworming tablets during a drive in schools across Chitral on Thursday.
The tablets provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO) were provided to schools through the education department.
A teacher of Govt Middle School Dizg in Yarkhun valley told ChitralToday on phone that four female students of class 6th and 7th complained of dizziness and headache soon after they were given the tablets.
The students were taken to the basic health unit (BHU) in Brep where they were administered some injection and then sent home. They are now fine, he added.
He said one female student was also reported sick in a school in Meragram No 1 after taking the tablets.
There were also reports from a number of schools in Mulkhow and other parts of Chitral.
An official in the education department said such minor complaints were common among children after taking the deworming tablets.
He said before the campaign teachers of schools were briefed about such complaints and how to deal with it.