China screens 22.4 mln babies fed melamine-tainted milk

January 12th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Beijing, Jan.12 (ANI): The Chinese Ministry of Health said Monday that it had screened 22.4 million babies who were fed melamine-tainted formula milk, and that 296,000 babies were sickened by the tainted milk.
The China Daily quoted ministry spokesman Mao Qun”an as saying that 52,898 sick babies had been treated in hospitals nationwide by the end of December, 52,582 of them were cured.
Mao said the Ministry, in conjunction with other related government bodies, was trying to properly handle the public health emergency, investigate causes of the accident and strengthen inspection on food safety.(ANI)

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