Tuesday 23 November 2021
Major General Ashraf Al-Daoudi, Governor of Qena, decided to temporarily stop disbursing school meals to students, until the results of their analysis arrived from the central laboratories of the Ministry of Health, and to ensure the extent of their safety and compliance with standard specifications.
This came against the backdrop of the injury of 50 students this morning, Tuesday morning, at the Sugar Company Primary Joint School in the city of Nagaa Hammadi, and they were transferred to receive treatment at Nagaa Hammadi General Hospital.
The Governor of Qena explained that a committee was formed headed by Dr. Hazem Omar, Deputy Governor, consisting of representatives of “preventive medicine, education, and catering”, to take samples of school meals inside the school and analyze them in the central laboratories of the Ministry of Health, and determine their compliance with specifications and human consumption.
In addition to the reservation of the school meals stores until the end of the examination and investigation, in addition to the committee passing through schools in the various cities of the governorate by taking random samples of school meals.
Al-Daoudi added that the health condition of the injured students is stable and reassuring, and all means of health care have been provided and all necessary medical examinations have been conducted for them, and they are being diagnosed, confirming that 30 students have been discharged from the hospital after their health condition has stabilized.