CHINA 17 personnel dealt with after children given expired vaccines in East China's Jiangsu

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17 personnel dealt with after children given expired vaccines in East China's Jiangsu

People's Daily app

23:30, January 11, 2019

The government of Jinhu county in East China's Jiangsu Province responded to the case of children taking an expired oral polio vaccine, saying on Friday night that 17 personnel were dealt with.

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The incident of children taking an expired oral polio vaccine in Licheng Town Health Center in Jinghu county happened on January 7. Through a telephone investigation and on-site inspection of the parents of the vaccinated children, it was found that 145 children in the county were vaccinated with expired polio vaccine as of 4 pm on January 9.

After the incident, the Jinhu County Party Committee and the county government immediately set up an emergency headquarters to coordinate the response to the incident. At present, the Jinhu County Party Committee and the county government have set up a number of investigation teams to carry out comprehensive inspections of all vaccination sites in the county.

At the same time, Jinhu County's Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervisory Committee started the accountability process. The personnel dealt with included Gao Changping, deputy magistrate of Jinhu County, Chen Hua, secretary of the Party Committee and director of the County Health Commission of Jinhu, Qiu Yongfu, secretary of the Party Committee and director of the County Health Commission, Yang Zhi, member of the Party Committee and deputy director of the County Health Commission, Wang Hong, director of Licheng Town Health Center, and 13 other people.

Jinhu County's Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervisory Committee said in the next step, other personnel involved will be held accountable by follow-up investigations according to law, and they will not be tolerated.

(Compiled by Zhang Jian)

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