AJK president inquires after food poisoning victims

Monday, October 06, 2008

 

 

Source of Article:  http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C10%5C06%5Cstory_6-10-2008_pg7_25

 

MIRPUR: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Raja Zulqarnain Khan has visited District Headquarters Hospital Bhimbher to inquire about hundreds of the victims of food poisoning.

On the occasion, the officials told the president that still 98 victims of food poisoning were admitted to the hospital, besides dozens of other similar outdoor patients. The president met the patients individually and prayed for their early recovery. He directed the hospital management for dispensation of proper healthcare to avert threat of any casualty. Khan also directed the district administration to ensure supply of quality edibles to consumers. He also directed the authorities concerned to take action against businessmen involved in sale of substandard foodstuffs.

Meanwhile, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Director-General, Health Services, Dr Qurban Mir said in a press statement that 98 people suffering from food poisoning were still admitted to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Bhimbher where emergency had been declared. However, he said, the situation was under control and no casualty had been reported so far. “Special medical teams have also been summoned from Mirpur District Hospital to assist local doctors and extend treatment to the patients,” he said. The DG said the patients from Bharing village started coming to the DHQ Hospital on October 2, complaining of vomiting, diarrhoea and high-grade fever after eating burger prepared by a local bakery. He said on the first day 134 patients were admitted and 30 of them were discharged, while 68 patients were brought to the hospital next day. nni

 

 

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