Cardiac arrest patient not given certain drug because of time needed to get it from hospital pharmacy, Hong Kong inquest hears

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An elderly asthma patient was not given a certain medicine before his death in a Hong Kong hospital because it would have taken too long to obtain the drug in an emergency, an inquest heard on Tuesday.Yau Ming-poon, 74, died in Tuen Mun Hospital on May 16, 2016, three days after he was admitted for breathing difficulties.The inquest at West Kowloon Court heard that Yau suffered cardiac arrest twice in the hospital’s intensive care unit. The first time, his breathing tube was found unattached to…

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