| | | HÃ²a BÃ¬nh General Hospital former director TrÆ°Æ¡ng QuÃ½ DÆ°Æ¡ng. - Photo chinhphu.vn |
HÃA BÃNHÂ âÂ Police on Friday announced that they have launched a probe against formerÂ HÃ²aÂ BÃ¬nhÂ ProvinceÂ GeneralÂ HospitalÂ director for his involvement in the tragic accident that left nine patients dead last year.
Director TrÆ°Æ¡ng QuÃ½ DÆ°Æ¡ng faces allegations of being irresponsible, causing serious consequences.
On July 7, the police released a fresh investigation report on the case. The investigation found DÆ°Æ¡ng as the top leader of the hospital allegedly failed to appoint a particular manager to oversee the hemodialysis section as well as the water treatment reverse osmosis (RO) system used in hemodialysis from 2015 until the fatal incident happened.
On May 29, 2017, nine kidney patients of the hospital were killed during their regular dialysis process due to toxic water found in their dialysis machines. Â Â Â
DÆ°Æ¡ng now becomes the fifth employee of theÂ HÃ²aÂ BÃ¬nhÂ HospitalÂ who is under investigation. Doctor HoÃ ng CÃ´ng LÆ°Æ¡ng was previously accused of negligence, on grounds of his failure to guarantee the quality of the water used in the dialysis, but yesterdayÂ HÃ²aÂ BÃ¬nhÂ police yesterday decided to change the formal accusation to manslaughter. The other three include hospital deputy director HoÃ ng ÄÃ¬nh Khiáº¿u, former head of the equipment and supplies department Tráº§n VÄn Tháº¯ng and a department officer Tráº§n VÄn SÆ¡n.
They were all accused of lacking responsibility, causing serious consequences.
Meanwhile, BÃ¹i Máº¡nh Quá»c, director of the TrÃ¢m Anh Water Treatment Company, which was contracted to do maintenance work for the hospitalâs RO system, faced the charge of involuntary manslaughter. He was the one who cleaned the system, allegedly using a mixture of two toxic chemical substances, which left residue behind in the water system and eventually caused the fatal dealths.Â âÂ VNS