UAE | Emergencies

Sharjah family hospitalised with suspected food poisoning

Mother and two daughters in critical condition

  • By Aghaddir Ali, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 21:00 June 30, 2013
  • Gulf News

Sharjah: A family has been hospitalised with suspected food poisoning after eating a home-cooked meal, Gulf News has learnt. Three family members, a mother and her two daughters, aged six and 11, are in critical condition.

The Arab family was rushed to the government-run Al Qasimi Hospital on Saturday at around 1pm suffering from continuous vomiting and dizziness.They were transferred to the hospital’s emergency section and then to the intensive care unit. The family told hospital staff they had eaten a home-cooked meal after buying food from a supermarket.

The father and 17-year-old son as well as the family’s maid were not affected. A hospital official said that after initial investigations food poisoning was suspected.

In such cases, the police inform Sharjah Municipality, which then sends a team to check the suspected source of the poisoning.

The case is being investigated by Al Gharb Police Station and samples have been sent to Sharjah Municipality.

Comments (4)

  1. Added 12:12 July 1, 2013

    Most of the groceries in sharjah switch off their freezers after 10.30pm. This will damage the foodstuff stored in them. I personally can show such groceries in Sharjah

    Baiju, sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 11:10 July 1, 2013

    salamu alaikum in dubai also i saw many restaurant cafteria & groserise dirty & expir food when u says oh this is allrady expird than shoper say sory i didnt see cafeteria wash bason dirty if you see the plate from botum its blakish very dirty tanduri bread maker oh my god in sumer time i dont want to buy from them tuching hand every way in body wipe sweting also they didnt use gloves dubai muncipalty (baldiya) what doing i dont no i wish gulf news can do somthing to hilit some of this thank you

    ashraf bharde, dubai, India

  3. Added 10:58 July 1, 2013

    AS WE SEE NOWADAYS MOST OF THE MAJOR RETAIL CHAINS OF HYPERMARKETS START SELLING READY TO EAT FOOD. RECENTLY I BOUGHT BIRYANI FROM A LEADING OUTLET AND UPON REACHING HOME I CAME TO KNOW THAT THE FOOD WAS CONTAMINATED. I WAS TOTALLY OUT OF TIME AS GUESTS WERE SUPPOSE TO BE AT MY PLACE WITHING NEXT 30 MINUTES SO I WENT TO A NEARBY CAFETERIA AND BOUGHT SOME MORE FOOD TO SERVE THEM. THE NEXT DAY I WENT TO THE HYPERMARKET AND TOLD CUSTOMER SERVICE THAT THE FOOD THEY ARE SELLING IS ROTTEN AND ALREADY CONTAMINATED. THEY REFUSED QUITE RUDELY SAYING THAT IF IT WAS SO WHY YOU DIDN'T RETURNED THE SAME MOMENT. I REQUEST ALL THE PEOPLE OUT THERE TO CHECK THE FOOD AT THE SPOT BEFORE BUYING, MAYBE ITS ROTTEN OR HAVING EXPIRY ODDUR.

    NADEEM AHMED HAJI, AL AIN, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 10:34 July 1, 2013

    I seriously request Sharjah Municipality to please inspect this big super Market nr Al Nahda area .. I have seen huge rats eating vegetables and it keeps roaming around this famous super market. There are many people buying vergetable from there... The workers they say it drainage problem ... I thing they should seriously inspect the place..

    Sharon, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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