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Over 15 JHS students receiving treatment for food poisoning in Ho discharged

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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Over 15 students of the Holy Spirit School in the Volta Regional Capital Ho, who were receiving treatment at the Ho Municipal Hospital for suspected cases of food poisoning have been discharged.

The students were said to have developed symptoms after they consumed the food prepared for them as part of government's hot meal for JHS final year students.

Confirming the incident, the Ho Municipal Director of Education, Raphael Amenyo said when they visited the hospital the students were receiving treatment.

"Some of them have stomach problems, a number of them were rushed to the Municipal Hospital but the time we got to the hospital some were at the OPD and others were at the emergency ward receiving treatment."

He added that they have been discharged and are now back to the classroom.

However, some students in Accra on Monday expressed satisfaction with the government’s provision of hot meals for all JHS students in the country.

President Akufo-Addo during his 15th Covid-19 address instructed the Gender Minister to provide one hot meal a day for JHS final year students.