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One more patient dies in medical incident in Hoa Binh

Source: VietnamNet | June 5th, 2017
Location: Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Bich Nguyen, who was among 18 patient having suspected anaphylactic shock during their kidney dialysis at the General Hospital of Hoa Binh province, died on early June 4.

The death of the 46-year-old patient has made mortalities resulted from the medical incident amounting to 8.

The incident took place on May 29. Once the deaths of seven people were reported, the provincial General Hospital turned off its dialysis machines and transferred the living patients to Hoa Binh city’s General Hospital and Hanoi-based Bach Mai hospital for emergency treatment.

Luong Ngoc Khue, head of the Health Ministry’s Medical Examination and Treatment Department, led a working group to Hoa Binh the same day to deal with the incident. Four doctors from Bach Mai hospital also went to the province to deliver assistance.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam requested the Ministry of Health, the Department of Health and General Hospital of Hoa Binh province and Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital to mobilise all available resources to save these patients.

At a working session with the provincial authorities and the hospital’s medical staff on May 31, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien asked the Hoa Binh Health Department to clarify the cause of the case.

The Vietnam Red Cross VRC has presented a total of 86.5 million VND (3,760 USD) to families of the dead and living patients.

*Original article online at http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/society/179685/one-more-patient-dies-in-medical-incident-in-hoa-binh.html

See also:

• July 7, 2017: Bad water might be cause of kidney calamity: experts

• June 26, 2-17: Hoa Binh hospital deaths: Dialysis machine water bad

• June 25, 2017: Chemical in dialysate hundred times higher than allowable level

• June 5, 2017: One more patient dies in medical incident in Hoa Binh

• May 30, 2017: Six out of 18 dialysis patients died during treatment