Over one hundred students of the Archbishop Porter’s Girls Senior High School in Takoradi have been rushed to hospital over suspected food poisoning.
At least four ambulances are said have carried the students to the Effiakwanta hospital for treatment.
Some parents, unsure of the conditions of their wards, reportedly besieged the school precints but officials would not permit access.
The situation, according to sources can be described as emotional.
Health officers would have to stay overnight to care for the ailing students, officials say.
The Western Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service told Joy News that up to 10 doctors and 20 nurses are on standby on campus to attend to the students.
She has ruled out suggestions of food poisoning until laboratory tests have been conducted.
Most of the students are complaining of diarrhoea whilst others are reporting headache or both.
Officials said there is no cause for alarm as “the situation is under control.”
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