Bolivia: 32 children hospitalized for food poisoning in Santa Cruz de la Sierra – News

About 30 children between the ages of 6 and 11 have been hospitalized Friday for attainable poisoning as a consequence of a breakfast supply at a faculty in East Bolivia.

The incident occurred at a faculty in the Pampa de la (*32*) neighborhood, east of the nation’s largest metropolis, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, whose college students got a dairy product and a tangerine as a snack, mentioned Roberto Vargas, the municipality’s well being secretary.

“All in all, 32 children have been handled at a well being middle, together with nausea, vomiting, some dizziness and belly ache,” Vargas mentioned. “They counted the blood to see what it regarded like, they examined the nasal antigen, they got hydration as a result of they vomited rather a lot and so they got a medication to cease vomiting,” he mentioned.

Of the 32 minors, 16 have been transferred to a second-degree hospital “to scale back muddle” on the well being put up the place they have been initially referred. “Everyone is conscious, everyone seems to be protected, there are not any problems, 4 have been launched and others are beneath commentary and hydration,” Vargas defined.

The Department of Health in Santa Cruz (Sedes) has collected samples of faculty lunches eaten by children and outcomes might be obtainable inside 48 hours to find out if these meals have been intoxicating, he added.

Vargas indicated that the identical lunch was distributed to different faculties in the municipality.

On the opposite hand, the Municipal Secretary for Human Development, Adriana Pedraza, highlighted that the native authorities, by means of varied secretariats, has acted “conscious of the incident from the primary second”.

Pedraza assured that he’s coordinating with particular forces and different businesses to cope with the crime to seek out out “what was the reason for the alleged drug abuse by these children”.

He added that it could be investigated whether or not the college breakfast administration procedures supplied by the municipality from chilly chain to security have been being strictly adhered to. The regional authorities’s secretary of well being and human growth, Fernando Pacheco, was on the hospital the place children must learn about their well being.

“The therapy will proceed to be verified till they get higher and on the similar time we are going to proceed to analyze the reason for this dependancy,” Pacheco mentioned.


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