31 Primary School Students Hospitalized After Food Poisoning Incident in Nanu-oya
In a concerning incident, 31 primary school students in Nanu-oya were rushed to the Nuwara Eliya District General Hospital after experiencing food poisoning symptoms. According to the hospital director, Dr Mahendra Seneviratne, the students had fainted and vomited after consuming their afternoon meal, which was provided by the school.
Fortunately, the hospital director confirmed that the students are not in critical condition. However, the incident has sparked concern among local health officials, prompting them to investigate the cause of the food poisoning.
As part of the investigation, a team including the Nuwara Eliya Health Medical Officer was dispatched to the concerned school to obtain food samples. The samples of ingredients used in preparing the meals were collected and sent to both the Colombo Medical Research Institute and Anuradhapura Food Quality Control Laboratory for analysis.
The incident has raised questions about the safety and quality of the food being served in schools, and parents are understandably worried about the well-being of their children. Health officials are working diligently to determine the root cause of the food poisoning and prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.