DAVAO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED)— Food poisoning downed at least 36 student delegates to the ongoing Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) 2018, they were immediately brought to Southern Philippines Medical Center.
Reports have it, the delegates from Mati, Davao Oriental were served fish and beef during their lunch Saturday, February 17, 2018 but hours later the students complained having stomachache and some were vomiting.
Emmanuel Jaldon, chief of Davao City’s 911 emergency told Newsline.ph “Everyone is safe now, stable condition but as a protocol they have to stay overnight at the hospital.”
As of 11:30 last night, Jaldon said the number rose to 40 “But they are safe now.”
Reports revealed, the food served to the delegates were prepared and cooked by the delegates designated kitchen staff.
The Mati, Davao Oriental contingent is composed of 615 delegates.
“We confirm the suspected incident of food poisoning” says Lawyer Lawrence Bantiding, Davao City Assistant City Administrator for Operations and Overall In Charge of this years DAVRAA preparation in a statement.
“The affected delegates had dinner that was procured, prepared, and served by the Mati contingent managers,” Bantiding added.
The City Government of Davao has immediately extended the needed assistance to the affected delegates.
The assessment by medical professionals and the attending physicians and officials from the City Health Office, stated that all affected delegates will be able to compete during the sporting events.
City Officials are monitoring the condition of the delegates and undertaking preventive measures to ensure this incident does not happen again.
Bantiding added “This food poisoning incident is now being investigated and all responsible parties will be made accountable.”
Department of Education XI spokesperson Jenelito Atillo said they are now closely coordinating with authorities to determine the cause of the food poisoning.
The Davao Oriental contingent are housed at Sta. Ana National High School.-Editha Z. Caduaya and Rey Nuñez/Newsline.ph
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