Children studying at the Wat Nongkedyai School were rushed to Banglamung hospital June 1, suspected of having contracted food poisoning.
The incident occurred on June 1 when 70 students studying in grade 4-6 became nauseous and vomited after having had their lunch.
On hearing of the incident Naris Niramaiwong, Banglamung District Chief contacted rescue units from the Nong Plalai Municipality, Sawang Boriboon Foundation and the Administration Section to send ten rescue vehicles to transport the children to the hospital.
The scene at the hospital was hectic, children were crying and getting sick and there were not enough beds to accommodate all the kids. The district chief asked the foundation for help in looking after the unfortunate children.
Doctors treated the children with saline solution and gave them injections to stop their nausea and vomiting. Fortunately, none of the children were in serious trouble and were later taken home by their parents and guardians.
School Director Noppawan Konsua said the School has 669 students studying in Kindergarten 1 up to Mathayom 3. Lunches are cooked by school cooks and some of the teachers. Usually the parents provide the raw food and vegetables. On that day, the school cooked vegetarian food consisting of mushroom soup and boiled egg salad. In the afternoon students in grade 4-6 felt nauseous and vomited.
Teachers tried to cure them with first aid, but when they didn’t help, they called the Banglamung Hospital for assistance.
Naris ordered the medical staff to keep a close watch on the condition of the children and at the same time ordered the Banglamung Public Health Section to analyze the food and raw materials to determine the cause.