Uruguay probes possible hospital homicides

Sunday, March 18, 2012

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan police say an investigation into dozens of possibly induced deaths at two hospitals has led to the detention of at least two people.

Police inspector Jose Luis Roldan said Sunday that officials suspect that hospital workers brought a sort of poison from Brazil and gave it to patients who were in critical condition.

Judge Rolando Vomero is overseeing the case and he tells the newspaper El Observador that hospital staff and relatives of alleged victims reported what could be dozens of cases.

Public Health Minister Jorge Venegas did not respond to calls on the weekend seeking comment, but aides say he is expected to issue a statement.

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