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article imageChildren 'tranquilised' by daycare worker

By Elliot Meszaros     Apr 2, 2010 in Health
Vigo - A childcare worker in Spain has been charged over allegations that she gave tranquilisers to children aged from a few months to two years old at the centre where she worked.
According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo the six children involved showed signs of drowsiness at the daycare centre in the north-western port of Vigo. Earlier this month the children were taken to hospital.
The drowsiness in the children was an enigma to doctors at first with suggestions that a gas or chemical leak was the cause.
Investigators said that after tests were conducted on the children traces of benzodiazepines were found, a medication prescribed to manage sleep disorders, anxiety and pain.
Despite four of the children spending several days in hospital all six have fully recovered, Sky News reported.
They also added that charges of acts endangering public health were laid on an employee at the centre.
Other staff members are expected to be questioned after the Easter holidays by the judge, who is the leader of the investigation.
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