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Six out of 18 dialysis patients died during treatment

Source: VietnamNet | May 30th, 2017
Location: Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Six out of 18 kidney patients who were receiving dialysis at Hoa Binh Province General Hospital died on Monday morning with suspected anaphylactic shock.

As soon as the deaths were reported, the hospital turned off its dialysis machines and transferred the living patients to Hoa Binh City’s General Hospital for emergency aid.

Director of the province’s Department of Health Tran Quang Khanh said that patients were given intensive care and doctors from Ha Noi-based Bach Mai Hospital were summoned to the northern province for further medical assessment.

“The doctors will also help detect the cause of the incident,” Khanh said, adding that the investigation would require time.

Luong Ngoc Khue, director general of the Medical Examination and Treatment Department under Ministry of Health said that when informed of the case, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien assigned him to lead a ministry’s group to Hoa Binh on the same day to deliver assistance and detect the incident’s causes.

*Original article online at http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/society/179396/six-out-of-18-dialysis-patients-died-during-treatment.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