Almost 10 people at a northeastern Oklahoma group home were taken to the hospital after being given insulin instead of flu shots. Eight patients were from a residential facility for the service of intellectually and developmentally disabled people, while two were the employees from the care facility in Oklahoma.
Police say that most of the patients could not speak or could not walk, making it hard for EMS staff to identify what had gone wrong. Roles praised the fire department and EMS, which contained the situation.
According to reports, the pharmacist who injected insulin was a contractor, and to obtain this Roomies, he is employed strictly for the objective of administering vaccines.
"I just can't say adequate about how good of a position the fireplace division and the EMS personnel did that contains the situation, managing the condition, and doing what they essential to do to set the sufferers in the greatest attainable place for recovery", Roles instructed News 6.
Police in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, say they got a call Wednesday night about one unresponsive person, but when they arrived on the scene that wasn't the case.
Several remained hospitalized Thursday due to the long-acting insulin that was administered, police said.
"I've never seen where there's been some sort of medical misadventure to this magnitude", Roles said to KTUL. "But again, it could have been much worse".
Police said that multiple people from Jacquelyn House were transferred to Jane Phillips Hospital, treated and "will soon be released", News 6 said. "Not to downplay where we are, but thinking about where we could be, it could certainly have been very, very tragic".
Oklahoma State Department of Health communications director Tony D. Sellars says his department is reviewing the facility's report on the incident.