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Taguig takes swift action to food poisoning incident 

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Taguig City - The local government of Taguig, led by the Incident Management Team and the City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CEDSU) of the City Health Office, immediately responded to a food poisoning incident in Barangay Upper Bicutan on Tuesday, June 6. Officials from Barangay Upper Bicutan also played a vital role in the response efforts.

The city established an Incident Command Post at the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office to cater to residents who experienced symptoms and required medical attention. More than 40 residents have been recorded by the city to have experienced symptoms: 13 are currently receiving treatment at Taguig Pateros District Hospital (TPDH), 7 are in other hospitals, and 22 have been sent home after undergoing check-ups and receiving medication at the treatment area within the Incident Command Post.

The City Health Office promptly ordered the closure of the food stall that potentially caused the food poisoning among the residents. The stall will remain closed until the investigation is completed and the true cause of the incident is determined. The CEDSU has also collected food samples for analysis, while the Sanitation Office will inspect the water source.


Residents who are experiencing symptoms of food poisoning that may be linked to the aforementioned food stall are advised to visit the Incident Command Post located at A. Bonifacio Avenue, Phase 5, Barangay Upper Bicutan, to receive immediate medical assistance.

The Taguig City government remains committed to ensuring the health and safety of its residents. The swift response and establishment of the Incident Command Post demonstrate the city's preparedness to address emergencies and provide necessary support to affected individuals. Investigations will continue to determine the root cause of the food poisoning incident, allowing for appropriate measures to be implemented to prevent future occurrences.

Residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and report any similar incidents or symptoms to the local authorities. The City Health Office and other concerned agencies will continue to closely monitor the situation and take necessary actions to safeguard the well-being of the community.

In times of emergencies, the unity and cooperation of the community play a crucial role. The residents of Taguig City can rely on the dedicated efforts of the local government and its partner organizations in mitigating risks and ensuring a safe environment for all.


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