Meningitis: 7 arrest warrants issued against managers and owners of hospitals in Durango

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Laboratory results determined that the procedures applied in the hospitals were the cause of meningitis due to fungus, and not medication as was initially presumed.

Durango, Mexico.- The Durango Attorney General’s Office obtained seven arrest warrants for the crimes of homicide and aggravated injuries, against the administrators and owners of the private hospitals where various blocking surgical procedures were performed and which, presumably, led to the fungal meningitis disease, which caused the death of 21 people so far and 70 confirmed cases.

Through a statement, the Attorney General’s Office reported that the laboratory results were obtained that determined that the procedures applied in the hospitals were not medication as initially presumed.

The Prosecutor’s Office mentioned that due to the fact that pathologists had to perform scientific autopsies and necropsies, in order to determine the causative agents of meningitis, and tissue culture was required for the development of the results, it was until November 29th, that the first results were received. This opinion was necessary to establish the cause of the disease and be in a position to prosecute the investigation folder.


Durango.- The Durango Attorney General’s Office obtained seven arrest warrants for the crimes of homicide and aggravated injuries, against the administrators and owners of the private hospitals where various blocking surgical procedures were performed and which, presumably, led to the fungal meningitis disease, which caused the death of 21 people so far and 70 confirmed cases.

Through a statement, the Attorney General’s Office reported that the laboratory results were obtained that determined the procedures applied in the hospitals and not medication as initially presumed.

The Prosecutor’s Office mentioned that due to the fact that pathologists had to perform scientific necropsies, in order to determine the causative agents of meningitis, and tissue culture was required for the development of the results, it was until November 29. the first results were received. This opinion was necessary to establish the cause of the disease and be in a position to prosecute the investigation folder.

Patients with meningitis were concentrated in General Hospital Number 450 of Durango; their families demand justice.

They will concentrate the patients for meningits in the hospital 450;  Families march to demand justice
Patients with meningitis were concentrated in General Hospital Number 450 of Durango; their families demand justice. (Photo: El Universal)

Immediately, according to the Prosecutor’s Office, the corresponding arrest warrants were requested against the seven people, and once they were obtained, search warrants were requested at the homes and places of the accused.

On November 30, a search was carried out in 13 private homes with negative results, which is why they are considered fugitives from justice.
It was reported that the collaboration of the 32 entities, the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR), Interpol, the National Institute of Migration, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) has already been requested.

Source: El Universal

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