Last Monday (July 15), there was a report about a contaminated “iced milk tea” which made 13 junior high school students fall sick at the Imus Institute of Science and Technology (IIST)-Dimasalang Campus in Barangay Poblacion IV-D in Imus City.
Adrian Jay Advincula, chairman of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (City Council) Committee on Education and Culture and Health and Sanitation, investigated the inquiry, in favor of legislation, to learn the facts and circumstances encompassing the drinks that were allegedly sold at the IIST-Annex’s Garden Cafe last Tuesday.
“As per report of Dr. Calingasan this day (Monday), there are 13 students confirmed to have been afflicted by a certain bacteria from the iced milk tea as their laboratory examination revealed” Advincula said that his office after the regular Monday session at the City Hall’s Legislative Building.
At least 41 students were brought to the Our Lady of the Pillar Medical Center (OLPMC) in the city’s Barangay Bayan Luma II for treatment Tuesday and Wednesday after they whined of stomach pains and other aches.
Most students were discharged from the hospital after treatment Wednesday. Classes were discontinued at the IIST-Annex on Thursday and Friday and that the Garden Cafe remained closed until further notice.
News source: Manila Bulletin