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  6/14/2012, Sivan 24, 5772

Health Ministry: Mistaken Chemotheraphy Not Careless


The Health Ministry announced, Thursday, that it was establishing a panel to investigate the mistaken administration of chemotheraphy to a girl who did not have cancer.

The ministry said, in a statement, that it wants to get at the truth and learn from the case. It explainee, "An initial investigation conducted by the ministry found that this is a very complex case. The two pathologists at Wolfson and Sheba did many tests, deliberated and consulted to arrive at a diagnosis. The Sheba [Medical] Center decided to send the biopsy for consultation in the U.S. According to the preliminary examination it did not seem to be negligence but a very difficult diagnosis."