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November 29, 2022

Health Ministry blames Targu Jiu hospital for teenager’s death

The Health Ministry’s Control Commission notified the Medical Doctors’ College and the Gorj County’s Prosecutor’s Office about the case of the teenager that died at Targu Jiu’s hospital last week, establishing that the patient was not investigated properly and medication was prescribed without respecting the protocols concerning pre-surgery antibiotic treatment, Mediafax informs.

The Health Ministry’s Commission that investigated the case at the end of last week discovered serious managerial and medical deficiencies. The Commission’s report was presented Wednesday to resigning Health Minister Cseke Attila. The Commission also established that the hospital lacks a resuscitation team as stipulated by protocols and legal norms. Moreover, the hospital lacks the standard intra-hospital resuscitation equipment and the defibrillation equipment found within the intensive care ward is improper.

The 17-year-old teenager had been hospitalized within the hospital’s ENT ward for tonsils surgery. The girl’s parents claim that she died after she was administered a shot and because the hospital did not have oxygen masks. The hospital’s management vehemently rejected the accusations, claiming that the hospital has wards endowed with oxygen masks. In what concerns the shot administered to the teenager, doctors stated that the shot consisted of Ampicillin and it was not the first but “the fifth or sixth,” with the girl not showing any signs of anaphylactic shock on previous occasions.

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