Workers get food poisoning in Hau Giang

Many workers in Lac Ty No.2,Tan Phu Thanh Industrial Park in Chau Thanh A District, Hau Giang Province in the Mekong delta were hospitalized for food poisoning on March 1.

The most prevalent symptoms were stomachaches, vomiting, diarrhea, and headaches, said hospital staff.  They believe the cause is due to the food at the worksite cafeteria.

The General Hospital No. 10 received an additional 44 workers with the same symptoms at 2 p.m.

The meals at the cafeteria cost VND 11,500 each and are provided by another company, said Chief Accountant of Lac Ty Company Phan Kim Thi. Bread and milk was provided that day because rice was undercooked due to electrical difficulties.

Doctors are still investigating the cause of food poisoning, said Hospital Director Dr. Nguyen Van Thai.

Deputy Chairman of People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Nhon visited the sick workers and gave each VND 300,000.  The company also compensated VND 300,000 for each individual infected.

By Binh Dai - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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