Medical workers disciplined for death of 10 year old girl

A medical council comprising of leading experts in infection, pediatrics and intensive resuscitation and the city' Department of Health yesterday discussed to verify the cause of death of 10 year old girl Nguyen Thi Hong Nhung in Hanoi

The medical council concluded that the girl died from septicemia and shock, neurotoxicity and  supraventricular tachycardia.

From the conclusion, the medical council asked the General Hospital to learn from experience when diagnosing a patient to detect the disease development.

Nurses who took care the girl were criticized for not informing doctors of the patient’s health condition.

From the medical council’s conclusion, the hospital management board decided to issue discipline to some medical workers involved in the death.

Accordingly 4 doctors and one nurse were criticized in a meeting with all the hospital’ staffs. All members of Surgical Ward are cut down from the emulation prize. Earlier, the hospital managers have suspended medical workers from work and asked them to write reports on the incident.

By Nguyen Quoc – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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