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Medical staff prosecuted over baby deaths

Update: October, 12/2013 - 09:33
QUANG TRI (VNS)— Police force of central Quang Tri Province brought prosecutions in the aftermath of three new-born babies dying after hepatitis B vaccinations at provincial Huong Hoa Hospital on July 20.

The Ministry of Health immediately co-operated with provincial agencies to investigate the babies' deaths but clear reasons could not be found. The ministry then started working with the Ministry of Public Security.

Two staff have been suspended: Doctor Le Thi Kim Phuong, who was in charge during the shift; and Nguyen Thi Hai Thuan, who carried out the vaccinations. — VNS


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