50 primary school students hospitalized with food poisoning

By Ngoc Tai, Van Vu   November 15, 2023 | 10:24 pm PT
50 primary school students hospitalized with food poisoning
Several students in Kien Giang Province are hospitalized after showing food poisoning symptoms following their school lunches. Photo by VnExpress/Van Vu
50 students in two primary schools of the southern Kien Giang Province were hospitalized for having food poisoning symptoms after their school lunches on Wednesday.

Six students, from the Tran Van On and the Mac Dinh Chi primary schools in Rach Gia City, were taken to the Kien Giang Women and Children’s Hospital by their parents. The hospital then sent six ambulances to the two schools to take others with similar symptoms of stomachache, vomiting and low blood pressure to the hospital as well.

Do My Phuong, a family member, said a relative ate lunch at around 1:30 p.m. An hour later, the teachers at the school informed the family that the student was unwell and had to be hospitalized.

Phuong said the student told her that there was a "weird smell" in the school’s noodles with minced meat.

Danh Ty, vice director of the hospital, said the students all showed signs of food poisoning. They have all gone under treatment and symptoms have improved. They are being monitored by doctors.

Both schools have been requested to seal off all the food as it is for an investigation.

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