Nurse charged with criminal negligence

The police have charged a nurse with killing a pregnant woman in Orlová in the northern Czech Republic. The 32-year-old woman arrived at a private diabetes ward at the local hospital in June for a routine test. The nurse made a tragic mistake, however, giving the patient a disinfectant instead of glucose. The doctors realized their mistakes several hours later and called the police but the woman was found dead in her home. The nurse faces up to six years in prison for causing death by negligence.

Author: Ruth Fraňková