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Tuesday, 14 June 2011
MALOLOS CITY- Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado instructed the Provincial Public Health Office to closely monitor the condition and extend free medical assistance to 196 victims of the recent allegedly food poisoning at Brgy. Meysulao, Calumpit, Bulacan.

Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Joy Gomez confirmed that not all those admitted and treated patients in Calumpit and Malolos district hospitals ate spaghetti and some could have drunk contaminated water.

“We are still awaiting the results of the lab tests. Lumalabas kasi na may mga pasyente din na hindi naman nakakain ng spaghetti ang kasabay na sinamaan ng pakiramdam at nadala din sa ospital,” Dr. Gomez said.

According to her, the Regional Office of the Department of Health have already taken food and water samples from the birthday party and water samples from the pumping station on the said barangay.

In addition, the Department of Health-Center for Health and Development Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit will release the results of the lab tests within this week.

Moreover, Calumpit Mayor James de Jesus ordered the people of Meysulao not to drink the water from the said barangay instead use boiled or buy distilled water.

110 victims are confined at Calumpit District Hospital wherein more than four victims are expected to be discharged today. Also there were 53 treated patients at the Bulacan Medical Center in Malolos City, 10 in a lying-in clinic in Macabebe, Pampanga; 8 at the Emilio Perez Hospital in Hagonoy, Bulacan and 2 at the Sta. Cruz Hospital.

The victims of the said allegedly food or water contamination experienced vomiting, dizziness and loose bowel movement.###

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