Health ministry to carry out alcohol inspections

10-09-2012

The Health Ministry has ordered emergency inspections of alcoholic beverages in cafeterias and restaurants on Monday in the whole of the Czech Republic, following a string of cases of Methane Alcohol poisoning in different cities since last week. So far, three people have died as a result of poisoning, and a number of others were hospitalized in grave condition. The most recent case was in the central Bohemian city of Příbram, where a man was admitted on Sunday night after losing his sight. If the inspectors find any hard alcohol of questionable origin, the information will be immediately handed over to the police.