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Cherkasy schoolchildren poisoning: Patients' state is satisfactory
11:09, 10 May 2018

Cherkasy schoolchildren poisoning: Patients' state is satisfactory

It is noted, that 58 people are still receiving medical assistance

11:09, 10 May 2018

Mykola Chechotkin Facebook

The state of the majority of schoolchildren who suffered from poisoning in school in Cherkasy is satisfactory. This was reported by the press service of the Healthy Ministry on Facebook.

“According to the latest information concerning the situation in Cherkasy, 54 children and 4 adults (three children and cleaning lady) are receiving medical assistance after the poisoning. The state of the majority of patients is estimated as satisfactory. At the same time, one adult is still in the intensive care unit,” the message says.

As it was reported earlier, in the morning on May 8, during the assembly in Cherkasy school, children started to lose consciousness. At first, the Emergency Service reported about the hospitalization of three children, but later another 15 students complained about a headache and nausea. As of 11:00 am, 42 children were hospitalized. The preliminary diagnosis is a poisoning by an unknown substance.

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The number of schoolchildren hospitalized in Cherkasy increased to 51, and 11 of them were taken to intensive care units

According to the Health Ministry, the state of children is estimated as mild and medium poisoning. At the moment, there is one report of an adult person who turned to hospital.

Uliana Suprun, the acting Health Minister has set off for Cherkasy. Earlier, the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman wrote on Twitter that he was going to Cherkasy to “find out what is the situation with the children’s health.”

The Emergency Service press center reported that their chemical and radiological laboratory has checked whether the air on the territory of the school was contaminated by the dangerous chemical substances. There was no dangerous increase in chemical substances of the air: ammonia  - 0 mg/m3, chloride – 0 mg /m3, hydrogen sulfide – 0 mg /m3, fire gases – 0 mg/m3. The level of oxygen in the air is 20,9%, when the norm is from 19 to 23%.

Related: Police investigates case on food poisoning of 15 children in Luhansk region

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