food poisoning

Food poisoning investigation ongoing

These authorities include team officers from NCDC Health, National Health Department and World Health Organisation.

While the restaurant management says they are still awaiting NCDC’s outcome on the investigation, an NCDC health representative said the team is yet to establish any findings to the case.

Confirming this, Department of Health’s (DoH) program officer – surveillance and emergency team, Barry Ropa, said the investigation process is complex.

Hospital treats 18 food poison patients

All patients were reported to have eaten from the Sizzler’s Family Restaurant in Port Moresby.

Paradise Private Hospital admitted all patients by Sunday afternoon, May 14.

A hospital spokesperson says there were no worse cases and all patients have been discharged since.

In the meantime, the restaurant is working with relevant authorities and suppliers to identify the cause.

The Restaurant will give further update once the investigation has been completed by the Health Department.

Restaurant accused of circulating illness

Customers to Sizzler’s Family Restaurant at Gateway hotel over the weekend and early this week have complained of food poisoning after eating there.

Natasha Tamanabae is one victim.

She ate at Sizzler’s restaurant on Sunday May 14 and then again on Monday. Tamanabae claims to have fallen ill with diarrhoea and vomiting soon after.   

She was admitted to Paradise Private Hospital for a day where she was hooked on four bags of glucose. She has been released since but still bed ridden. Her two cousins are also very ill.