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Hospital staff reinstated in vaccine deaths case

Update: February, 12/2014 - 14:00
Two medical employees of the Huong Hoa District General Hospital in the central province of Quang Tri have been reinstated after being suspended for their indirect links to three deaths.— Photo dantri

QUANG TRI (VNS) — Two medical employees of the Huong Hoa District General Hospital in the central province of Quang Tri have been reinstated after being suspended for their indirect links to three deaths.

Doctor Le Thi Kim Phuong and physician Nguyen Thi Thuan had been suspended from work on July 27 last year, following the deaths of three babies after they were vaccinated at the hospital. The suspension was a step taken during the investigation period.

Reports by the Ministry of Health and local authorities showed that some mistakes had been made during the vaccination process, including improper preservation of vaccines, notes not being taken about the daily use of vaccines and the vaccine bottles not being stored as per regulations.

The main cause of the baby deaths is yet to be ascertained. — VNS

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