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1 Student Dead And 60 Hospitalized In Food Poisoning Incident At Maneta Primary School In Buhera

Last week, in a devastating event, 1 student was left dead, and 60 were hospitalized at Maneta Primary School due to suspected food poisoning.

Mr. Taungana Ndoro, the Director of Communications and Advocacy at the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, confirmed this unfortunate incident.

The School Food Poisoning Incident

According to The Herald, on June 26th, as part of the school’s feeding program, five parents prepared a meal of sadza and soya chunks for the students. The food was served to all the students at around 11 am.

Shortly after the meal, the school head was alerted to several Grade 4 and Grade 5 students who were vomiting. These students were promptly taken to Chimbudzi Clinic for medical treatment.

Taungana Ndoro speaks on the food poisoning
Director of Communication Taungana Ndoro-Image Source@X
As the day progressed, more students began to fall ill and were also taken to the clinic. By 4 pm, the number of affected students had risen to 23, and by the evening, it had escalated to 57 students showing symptoms of food poisoning.Murambinda Hospital and other health authorities were notified, and a medical team was dispatched to assist at the clinic.

Medical Response and Aftermath

Medical professionals attended to the afflicted students, discharging 43 of them after treatment. However, 14 students needed intravenous fluids before they could be sent home.

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Tragically, on June 28th, three students, including an Early Childhood Development (ECD) A pupil, returned to the clinic due to ongoing stomach pain. Sadly, Tanya Chipo, the ECD pupil, succumbed to the illness at approximately 3 pm that day.

The incident has left the community in shock and mourning, prompting an investigation into the cause of the food poisoning. The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education is expected to release further details as the investigation continues.

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