Eleven Gombak food poisoning victims being treated for salmonella


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 15 Jun 2024

KUALA SELANGOR: Eleven victims are still receiving treatment for salmonella infection related to the food poisoning case in Gombak, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

The Health Minister said all victims were in stable condition with no serious symptoms.

"The Health Ministry did some tests and found out it is salmonella poisoning... in this particular case, it is acute poisoning and happened faster than usual.

"Normally, it takes six to eight hours (before symptoms show) but in this case, a victim died in two hours, which means it could have been a massive toxicity of salmonella poisoning," he told a press conference after the handing over of the "Kasih Mama" packages here on Saturday (June 15).

On June 11, the Selangor Health Department, in a statement, stated that the Health Ministry detected salmonella in stool samples of victims.

In another development, Dzulkefly urged ecommerce platform providers to comply with the conditions set by the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Division (NPRA), Medical Device Authority (MDA) and related agencies when marketing medical, health or beauty products.

He said the ministry would take strict action against those who market products that do not comply with regulations and are potential health and safety risks.

At the programme today, a total of 300 mothers received the "Kasih Mama" packages containing essential items such as diapers, bath products, towels, breastfeeding needs and skin care products.

The programme involves a strategic collaboration between Shopee and the Health Ministry. – Bernama

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