IRKUTSK, March 29 (Itar-Tass) —— The service inquiry is over in Bratsk, the Irkutsk Region, where five infants were made an injection of an antibiotic with excessive concentration of lidocaine at the infectious disease ward of the hospital number three on March 24, a source in the Bratsk authorities told Itar-Tass on Thursday. The nurse, who prepared injections for the kids, was fired.
“The nurse confessed in everything and filed her resignation. She is an experienced worker, who confessed honestly in the offence,” the source said.
Explanatory notes were taken from all medical personnel involved in this incident during the service inquiry. A duty doctor, who was absent at the moment of the incident, was brought to disciplinary responsibility, as well as the chief nurse and the chief doctor of the infectious disease ward at the hospital.
On Saturday evening, children under two years were moved to the intensive therapy ward from the Bratsk city hospital number three, where their health had deteriorated sharply after treatment. The detectives found later that the kids were made an injection of an antibiotic with excessive concentration of lidocaine. Two of them were already discharged from the hospital, three other kids continue the treatment for the main disease.