Over 180 children fell ill after consuming low standard food in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Over 180 children fell ill on Sunday after consuming low standard food at the Pakistan Sweet Homes (PSH) in Islamabad.


The children were shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for treatment.

According to the administration of the Pakistan Sweet Homes, some 180 to 185 children fell sick, soon after having the breakfast at around 6.30 am due to food poisoning and hot weather.

PIMS spokesperson Waseem Khawja confirmed that children from a sweet home were brought with symptoms of gastro and diarrhea.

Khawaja added that all the condition of all affected children was stable.

PSH is a project of Pakistan Pakistan Baitul Mal for orphans. There are 31 Sweet Homes in all parts of the country including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) northern areas, where 3,100 orphans are residing.