MUAR, Nov 20 — Sixty Muar Vocational College students were brought to the emergency ward of Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital (HPSF), after they suffered vomiting and diarrhoea since yesterday, believed to be due to food poisoning.
HPSF director Dr Selahuddeen Abdul Aziz said they were rushed to the hospital at about 10 pm last night and so far a male and a female student had been warded for further treatment.
“The two students, who are between 17 and 18 years old, are in stable condition and the cause of poisoning is being investigated by the State Health Department,” he said when contacted by Bernama here today.
He said it was learned that the students had food poisoning after attending an annual dinner organised at the college on Saturday.
Meanwhile State Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said the mussel dish which was prepared and served in a shell-out spread by the hostel kitchen was believed to be the cause of the food poisoning.
He said the hostel kitchen had been directed to close for three days until November 21 for investigations. — Bernama