The National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) filed an ex officio complaint to investigate alleged violations of the constitutional guarantees of two patients deceased and 42 affected by a bad drug at Pemex Regional Hospital in Villahermosa.
Last weekend, patients who attended their dialysis appointment received sodium heparin from a batch with expiration of January 2021, but the compound caused an adverse reaction in those who received it.
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As a result, two patients died in the early hours of Saturday and Tuesday. Twenty are still in hospital, four in intensive care.
In a statement, the CNDH reported that the agency’s president, Rosario Piedra Ibarra, has instructed staff and visitors to launch an investigation.
The objective, he said, is to determine whether the human rights of patients who were given a contaminated product were violated.
Pemex noted that when the second death was confirmed, «the FED/TAB/VHS/0000272/2020 research folder was integrated against those who are responsible, in order to de-select the responsibilities that correspond».
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Derived from the administration of contaminated product in batch C18E881, the medicine called Sodium Heparin, «currently 42 rightholders are found under medical follow-up. Of these, 22 are treated on an outpatient basis, 16 remain hospitalized and 4 are in intensive care.»
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