While confirming the incident, Jane Tum who is the assistant Medsup at the facility said that the patients who complained of stomach ache after consuming the meat were rushed to the facility yesterday.
“Yesterday we received 38 patients from Soin Sigowet. 10 are male and 28 are female,” Dr Tum said.
“Most of the patients came presenting with diarrhea and vomiting and they were mostly dehydrated. We started treating them with IV fluids and antibiotics,” she disclosed.
Ms Sambu stated that out of the total patients brought in, one unfortunately passed on yesterday.
“Yesterday morning we lost one male patient who was very sick. We suspected him to have had some underlying issues and so the poisoned meat worsened his condition,” she said.
By Tuesday, 34 patients were already in stable condition and were fit to be discharged.
“At the moment we have one male admitted in ward 4 and one male admitted in ward 5. We also have one boy who is at the casualty the rest of the patients were very stable and were fit to be discharged home,” Sambu said.
Dr Tum urged the public to always ensure that the meat they consume has been inspected by the public health office.
“Let the public health office and the vet inspect meat before it is consumed. In this case if intervention was not made earlier, we would have had a higher mortality,” she said.
“Any meat can kill, be it a cow, a goat or even chicken. So before being consumed first it has to be verified to be safe. Also let's all buy meat from verified butcheries to avoid cases of poisoning,” she added.
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