Tuck-shop of school in Sulaimani reportedly serves contaminated food, 100 students fall ill

Students, wearing a protective mask due to the Coronavirus pandemic, attend the first day of the new school year in Erbil, on September 27, 2020. (AFP photo)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — During the past 24 hours, 100 students of one school were received by the hospital in Sulaimani due to suffering from diarrhea and vomiting after their tuck-shop reportedly served contaminated food.

The Health directorate of the city said during Wednesday-Thursday hours 100 schoolkids have been received by the pediatric hospital, they fell ill with the symptoms of intense diarrhea and vomiting.

The Health Directorate has formed a probe committee to identify the possible cause of such a massive number of diarrhea and vomiting cases among the students of one school.

Sulaimani Health Directorate did not reveal the name of the school. But it closed the tuck-shop.

“We were soon reached to the school and launched investigations, testing the foods of the tuck-shop and water reserves,” Head of the committee Rekan Jamal told Esta.

“The Most possible cause is that the tuck-shop has served contaminated chicken sandwiches,” Jamal said. The committee is yet to completely confirm that.

“100 school kids fell ill together, this is a public right and the owner of the tuck-shop or anyone who is involved will face hard punishments if they were found to be guilty,” Jamal added.

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