Terengganu Health Dept investigating alleged Pulau Perhentian food poisoning

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu Wellbeing Office (JKNT) is continue to investigating the allegations of 6 mates who claimed to have taken sick after a holiday break in Pulau Perhentian due to untreated wastewater.

State Health and fitness director Datuk Dr Kasemani Embong mentioned a specific investigation was done to establish the authentic result in of the food items poisoning incident which was explained to be induced by polluted h2o on the island.

“Until now, the Besut District Health Place of work (PKD) has not acquired any notification concerning this case. After examining the information on food items poisoning incidents for 2021 and 2022 (as of yesterday) we have not gained any reports of food items poisoning cases in Pulau Perhentian,” she stated in a assertion on Sunday (June 5).

Yesterday, a news portal reported that six buddies claimed that they experienced foodstuff poisoning and fell ill following swimming in waters considered to be contaminated with untreated wastewater at Pulau Perhentian Kecil in Terengganu.

All of them claimed to have started vomiting on the previous night of a two-night time vacation at the vacationer attraction.

According to Dr Kasemani, PKD Besut Food stuff Basic safety and Quality Division in collaboration with the Besut District Business office done an procedure to examine meals premises in Pulau Perhentian from June 1 to 3.

“It aims to make sure the cleanliness of food planning premises, foodstuff protection and h2o source are at the ideal stage. A overall of 49 food stuff premises ended up inspected and subsequent that 17 premises were being issued Grade A, although 32 premises were issued Grade B,” she claimed.

She claimed since the issue associated various organizations, the subject was also mentioned together in the Besut district Disaster Action Committee Conference which concerned amid other folks the Besut District and Land Office, Besut District Council, PKD Besut, Terengganu H2o Corporation, Countrywide H2o Assistance Fee, and Indah Drinking water Consortium.

“Methods will be taken to increase the problem. The section is serious about foodstuff poisoning situations and advises foodstuff handlers to constantly concentrate on the cleanliness and protection facets of foods and drinks offered,” she explained.