The Ministry of Health published the main points of the control report written after the incident at the Beit Dafna residence in Holon, in which three residents died shortly after. As mentioned, the inspection carried out on Sunday by the environmental health staff of the Tel Aviv District Health Bureau, revealed findings, some of which are serious in maintenance, the level of cleanliness in the institution and the kitchen.
Among the findings of the report is the fact that there was no strict separation of foods in the various cooking processes and that there are no proper work practices for food handling. In addition, the level of cleanliness of the dishes was lacking.
The control findings indicate that the morbidity was due to poor care of the meat, which caused its infection and widespread morbidity in the institution. In food cultures taken, a bacterium of the Clostridium perforations type has grown. The bacterium also grew in fecal cultures from seven patients indicating the source of the infection.
As mentioned, as part of the eruption, 33 tenants were injured. Nine of them were evacuated to hospital for treatment, and six of them were hospitalized. In addition, three deaths were recorded, with one occurring suddenly at the institution – and two while being treated at the hospital. The report was forwarded to the Ministry of Welfare and the Israel Police.
The Ministry of Welfare and Social Security stated: “The kitchen at Beit Dafna was inspected by the Ministry of Health for licensing as required last October. It appears that there is not necessarily a causal connection between them and the food poisoning in the meat. ”
“At the same time, Minister of Welfare and Social Security Meir Cohen ordered the establishment of an external examination committee headed by retired Judge Shulamit Dotan to examine the events in Bnei Zion and Beit Dafna. , Was further reported.