A public dental clinic in Ireland is being investigated by health officials for allegedly mixed drain cleaning fluid with water for up to 43 children to rinse their mouths.
The Ennis, Ireland clinic is temporarily shut down while the Health Service Executive — Ireland’s public health department — is probed for this “regrettable and unfortunate” situation, TheJournal.ie reported.
“We are taking all of the necessary steps to ensure (the children and their families) are supported and have adequate information. We will be conducting a full review to establish all of the facts,” chief officer of the Mid-West HSE office, Bernard Gloster, told the news site.
The children potentially affected by the accident would have visited the office between Oct. 4 and 5. Some of the kids who are patients of the clinic reported having “an upset stomach” and burning, blistered mouths. Two of them went to an emergency room but neither was admitted.
“I want to apologize for any concern or upset caused to the children and their families,” Gloster said.