|Child patients treated at the National Hospital of Paediatrics. Photo for illustration. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — A one-year-old child was prescribed expired antibiotics at the National Hospital of Paediatrics in Hà Nội, the hospital director Lê Thanh Hải confirmed on Wednesday.
The patient, who was first admitted to the International Department with pneumonia on December 10, was administered two doses of Augmentin, at 250mg per day.
On December 12 – the course’s third day, his father realised the medicine expired on November 27, 2019.
Hải said this was a rare incident caused by nurses’ negligence, who failed to follow the five rights of administering medication – the right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, and the right time.
The hospital is considering disciplinary actions towards those at fault, and has apologised to the victim and his family.
Prompt interventions were taken to stabilise the patient’s condition, however, and he is expected to be discharged today. — VNS