Kalafong Hospital and Pretoria West Hospital took at least 28 pupils from Edward Phatudi Compressive School in Atteridgeville under medical supervision on Thursday after they had complained of abdominal pains during classes.
“It is alleged that the pupils might have consumed food bought from the school vendor,” Gauteng education spokesperson Steve Mabona stated.
Fortunately, after a short assessment, the paramedics confirmed there was nothing to worry about and announced that all the learners were discharged.
Steve Mabona averred that a psycho social unit team was to visit the Edward Phatudi Compressive School on Friday to hold a consultation.
“As the department of education, we remain committed to the safety and wellbeing of our children. We will investigate whether vendors conform to guidelines on selling food at schools,” Mabona declared.