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Police detain nurse involved in newborn deaths case

Update: March, 27/2014 - 14:00
Nurse Nguyen Thi Thuan.— Photo khạmpha

QUANG TRI (VNS) — The Quang Tri Police yesterday detained the nurse involved in the case of three newborn deaths in July last year.

Nurse Nguyen Thi Thuan would be detained for four months for interrogation. She had given the hepatitis B vaccine to the three newborn babies. The police also searched Thuan's house.

Three women had given birth to three healthy babies, weighing between 2.8 kilograms and four kilograms, at the Huong Hoa District General Hospital on July 19 last year.

The next day, 30 minutes after the babies were injected with the vaccine, they became pale and had difficulty in breathing. Doctors and nurses gave them emergency aid, but the babies died. The nurse was suspended from work on July 20. She had rejoined work on February 11 this year after being suspended for more than six months. The police have not found any evidence yet to begin legal proceedings. — VNS


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