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Central China kindergarten confirms feeding drugs to children

English.news.cn   2014-03-18 20:28:25

YICHANG, March 18 (Xinhua) -- A kindergarten in central China's Hubei Province on Tuesday confirmed that it fed antiviral drugs to children attending the school, local authorities said.

The Xingang Kindergarten in Yiling District in Yichang City is being investigated after parents claimed their children were regularly fed drugs at the kindergarten.

The parents said their children developed symptoms of stomachache, irregular heart-beat, itching, vomiting and dizziness.

Many parents said their children told them that they were regularly asked to eat "white, bitter-tasting tablets."

The president of the kindergarten admitted to having fed the pupils an over-the-counter anti-fever drug and vitamins to boost their immunity and improve attendance.

The kindergarten has been shut down and its president and baby care doctor are under investigation.

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