Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam said that the results of food samples which led to 78 staff of the Anaesthesiology Department of the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR) falling ill will be out soon in one week.
He said that suspension of the license of the food catering company might be suspended if it’s found is found to have caused the poisoning.
"From what happened, it appears to be a case of food poisoning. This is because all those who ate at the event suffered food poisoning and this must be from a single source," he said.
In the incident on Feb 28, HTAR staff suffered food poisoning after eating food at a department meeting and early investigations found that it was believed to have been caused by food provided by a private caterer from outside the hospital.