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Trainee’s Death Possibly Caused by Food Poisoning

Saturday, 12 March 2011 05:10
Trainee’s Death Possibly Caused by Food Poisoning

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 MARCH, 2011: The police have not ruled out food poisoning and unsanitary conditions as among causes leading to the death of a trainee at the Kuala Lumpur Police Training College (Pulapol) last week.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Hussin Ismail said, ongoing investigations by the police and health ministry aside, the two were seen as likely factors causing the death.

“We have also taken measures to inspect high-risk areas in the college,” he said after a handing-over of duties ceremony involving Bukit Aman Logistics Department director Datuk Mahsuri Zainal and acting director Datuk Zubaidah Md Ismail here today.

He said food poisoning could also occur as a result of poor personal hygiene, in addition to unclean surroundings while training or sleeping, and exposure to pollution (if any) from Sungai Bonus located near Pulapol.

It was reported that Adenovirus infection affected Pulapol trainees since last Friday, taking the life of a 21-year-old from Kuala Kangsar, Perak.

The victim died about 8.30pm on Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

Hussin said only one trainee remained in the hospital’s intensive care unit while 29 others were treated in normal wards.

He said there were 590 Pulapol staff and trainees, of which 560 were isolated. Thirty are treated at the hospital.

— BERNAMA

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