It was previously reported that a huge dying rat was seen slumped over an abandoned tray of food at Tangs Market food court.
It has since been revealed that the abandoned tray of food belonged to a woman who was 16-weeks pregnant, who ended up being traumatised by the incident, according to Channel NewsAsia.
The Traumatic Encounter
The incident unfolded as the pregnant woman, midway through her meal, felt a mysterious liquid on her hand. To her horror, she discovered a rat on her food tray.
The ensuing chaos involved screams, frantic handwashing, and a rush to the emergency department at Gleneagles Hospital, resulting in a medical bill of S$1,152.06.
Tensions rose as the woman, now on antibiotics and probiotics due to potential rodent contamination, faced a subsequent gynaecologist consultation.
The doctor affirmed the well-being of both mother and foetus, but concerns lingered about the aftermath of the traumatic event.
Tangs’ Initial Offer
In an attempt to address the incident, a Tangs duty manager extended apologies and offered a “wellness hamper” to the affected family.
However, Mdm Lim, the woman’s mother, rejected the gesture, seeking a more substantial resolution from Tangs. Later, the company sweetened the deal with a S$200 gift card, prompting mixed reactions from Mdm Lim.
Mdm Lim’s demand for fair treatment escalated, rejecting the gift card as insufficient to cover medical expenses and other associated costs. She criticized Tangs’ approach, emphasizing their responsibility in maintaining food safety and described the compensation offer as an “insult”.