As the number of food poisoning cases keep on increasing, the Department of Health (DoH) -MIMAROPA (Oriental / Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) led the three-day training of Poison Acute Management for health workers in the region.
“The early recognition and management of these patients will minimize the morbidity and mortality related to poisoning,” as Janairo said.According to Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo, the first batch of trainees, which include Palawan health workers have finished training in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan last August 18-20. Janairo's purpose for that training is to increase the ability of emergency medical doctors, nurses and municipal health officer of MIMAROPA on responding against food poisoning cases so that they can give the appropriate remedy to the victims.
Causes of Food PoisoningBased on the record of the UP-PGH National Poison Management and Control Center (NPMCC), the leading causes of poisoning is when a victim was exposed to;
- sodium hypochlorite
- and household pesticides.
- dancing firecrackers or Watusi.
- and jatropha seed or tuba-tuba.
60 percent of cases are non-accidental poisoning, like suicide attempts and substance abuse, while 35 percent comes from food and accidental exposures of children in the household chemicals and therapeutic agents.