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Ten People At A Group Care Facility In Oklahoma Were Hospitalized After They Were Mistakenly Injected With Insulin Instead Of The Flu Shot

In a shocking and alarming case of negligence from the doctors and staff of Jacquelyn House, a facility for people with disabilities, atleast ten people got infected.

The incident is from Oklahoma, where atleast ten people were hospitalized on a Wednesday night after getting insulin injections instead of flu shots.

Fly-Shots Considered As Insulin Injections, Patients Hospitalized

Health Professionals present there were administering what they thought were flu shots at Jacquelyn House, a facility for people with disabilities, according to Bartlesville Police and Fire Department.

Instead of injecting patients with flu shots, authorities injected insulin, Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles confirmed. Shortly after 4:30 p.m., the first 911 call came in about an unresponsive person.

That person had extremely low blood sugar, according to first responders, who then noticed others exhibiting similar symptoms.

Eight residents and two employees were quickly transported by ambulance to the hospital, and the way fire department and other emergencies played in handling the situation was praised by many.

“The person who administered what we believe is insulin is being very cooperative,” Roles said. “Not being evasive or elusive at all. I’m so hopeful that means that this was just a terrible accident. The bigger hope is that all of the patients who are at the hospital make a full recovery. How that happened is certainly something that I’m interested in knowing,” Roles added.

The patients who got infected through that insulin injection were quickly taken to Jane Phillips Hospital. The hospital released the statement that those where patients were given proper medical treatment and were later on released after their recovery.

 

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