Pretoria Learners Sent To Hospital After Allegedly Eating Fat Cakes (Vetkoeks) From A Nearby Seller. About a hundred primary school learners in Pretoria were taken to hospital on Thursday.
About a hundred primary school learners in Pretoria were taken to hospital on Thursday. This happened after they allegedly ate fat cakes that they purchased from a vendor nearby. Steve Mabona, the Gauteng education department spokesperson, says approximately 97 Grade 4 to Grade 7 learners from Soshangaan Primary school were taken care of at several clinics.
The learners were having stomach cramps. According to reports, the Gauteng education department spokesperson says preliminary examinations have shown that the learners bought fat cakes from a local vendor on their way to school on Thursday morning. The learners then started complaining about stomach cramps.
“The learners then complained of stomach cramps, whereby the school issued an emergency medical services and outbreak alert. Learners were then swiftly transported to clinics, where they were attended to and later discharged,” says Steve Mabona. It is stated that the learners didn’t vomit or have an diarrhoea issues. A psycho-social team was sent to the school for relevant back up. There are also samples of the fat cakes that were retrieved by the environmental health practitioner for them to be examined. Some of the learners were taken to Tlamelong Clinic, Sedilega Clinic and Boekenhout Clinic. 3 of the students were taken to their parents’ medical places of choice.
by Alexandra Ramaite