A team from the Yokohama municipal government launched an extraordinary on-site inspection on Tuesday of a hospital in the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, following two elderly male inpatients’ poisoning deaths in suspected serial killings.
The raid by the team comprising about 10 experts including doctors and pharmacists will mainly target facilities on the fourth floor of Oguchi Hospital.
The team is set to specifically investigate work conditions of staff at the nurse station on the fourth floor, where drip bags apparently laced with a poisonous substance had been kept, and whether there were any problem in the handling of drip bags.
Members of the team will also interview Yoichi Takahashi, head of the hospital, and other senior staff officials about drug storage conditions.
Source: Jiji Press Image: ANN