“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.
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%.