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More than 20 people have been admitted to Kafue District Hospital and Estate Health Centre for suspected food poisoning at a wedding ceremony in Shikoswe Compound.

Kafue Acting District Commissioner, Ngoni Moyo, has since visited the patients at Kafue District Hospital and described the situation as sad.

Mr Moyo revealed that even the bride and her groom could not enjoy the aftermath of their wedding as they were also admitted to estate clinic in the district.

He added that the food for the wedding was prepared at a house in the same locality and the reception was held at a named children’s home in Kafue.

Mr Moyo said among the victims were school children from various schools in the district.

The Acting District Commissioner has also cautioned the public to use the services of professional catering staff when preparing and serving food for a big number of people to avoid food contamination.

Mr Moyo further expressed government’s commitment to safeguarding the lives of its people.

Meanwhile, Kafue District Medical officer, Chiza Simpungwe, said the hospital admitted the patients from the wedding with complaints of running stomach, high fever and vomiting.

Dr Simpungwe described the victims’ condition as stable, and no death had been recorded.

He said six males, three children and one female had since been discharged by press time while one male, seven children and one female were still on treatment at the District hospital.

The District Medical Officer further explained that various samples which included, food, water, and stool were taken for further investigations to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka to ascertain the cause of infection.

And Estates Clinic , Clinical Officer, Emmanuel Kayombo, said the bride and groom have since been discharged.
Mr Kayombo added that a mother and her baby from the same wedding are still under medication at the clinic .

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Imwe naimwe ba DC how do they use professional catering service when they cant afford. This is what we mean when we say majority of our population lives under object poverty. There is hunger in Zambia people are hungry they can eat anything as long as its food.

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    • Typical of PF selected leaders, the DC is not aware of the level of poverty prevailing in the city he presides. Kafue is at the tail end of economic spectrum and the DC is suggesting that people seek professional services, he is not alive to the suffering of local population. Next time bwana DC try to counsel people on how to prepare food without electricity.

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  2. The DC seem not to understand that life is in levels, if he can afford to hire professional catering services as a DC. good for him but to many of us who cant we shall do what is within our income levele. To give such a suggestion in such situations simply shows how shallow the DC’s level of thinking is, he should have just kept quite than to give such suggestions.

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    • especially if the ex girlfriend is a PF support of lungu and the his ex boyfriend defected to UPND and married another girl…
      yes someone needs to talk the ex girlfriend

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  3. Symptoms of a hungry community. Imbale tabasukile bwino because amenshi supply is erratic. Zesco nayo ama light ukuyaya so even if they got some water,it couldnt be heated in the geysers. Kwena our leaders hqve failed us and am not talking about just lungu,but abena kk,fred,levy,rb,michael nabashala

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  4. ukutemwo ukulia… bu katubi.. those who are adimited are the ones who follow food at the wedding than to see there friends get married.

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  5. I refused to eat the food at one wedding of my friend after we visited the house where food was being prepared, there was no hygiene whatsoever, flies where feasting on the same chickens they were frying, dust was all over the place and some women would rub their noses and still go on touching the food eish!

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  6. poverty is everywhere in this world.dont cheat yourselves bane,no matter how you try to believe that your semi god will eradicate poverty thats just a dream,wake up bantustans.

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  7. The presiden .E.L did nt prepare the food,it was de neglegency of was who were preparing. sometimes people jst talk without analysing,thnk before acting or saying. its a sad thing that happend bt its nt a passport to pass false allergations.

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