Six children who were poisoned at the Karaganda Specialised Center remain in Intensive care

The Center for the Provision of Special Social Services for Children has arranged for medical clinic staff to be on duty.

02/08/2023 - 21:42

Two children, who were hospitalised with poisoning symptoms from the Special Center for the Provision of Social Services in Karaganda, have been discharged from the infectious ward of the Karaganda Regional Clinical Hospital, as reported by, citing the regional akimat's press service.

The condition of the children has improved, and they will remain under the observation of the medical staff of the medico-social institution. However, six of the Center's residents continue to receive treatment in the intensive care unit. They are under 24-hour medical supervision. Additionally, five other patients are currently in the hospital, and their condition is stable, without any deterioration.

Previously, the Ministry of Health stated that the clinical symptoms observed in the patients were not typical of food poisoning, as severe vomiting, frequent liquid stools, and dehydration were not prominently present.

"The characteristic spectrum of manifestations for infectious diseases is absent: no mass registration of cases in a short period, vulnerability of people of all ages, especially young children and the immunocompromised, and no direct link to the consumption of a particular product based on portion size and the dose of the infectious agent," – the Ministry of Health's statement reads



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