More than 200 children are still ill from spoiled hepatitis shots The parents of a four-year-old Anhui girl killed by a spoiled hepatitis A vaccine want answers about her death. 'We are grateful for the government's offer of 90,000 yuan as compensation, but we want to know the reason for my child's death,' the girl's father, Li Shougang , told the Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News. 'Has the killer been identified and what kind of punishment will he be subjected to?' Li Wei was among 2,500 pupils from 19 primary and secondary schools in Dazhuang township who received the hepatitis A vaccines this month. Local officials decided against shipping the shots in refrigerated trucks to save money. Mr Li's appeal came as a clearer picture emerged about the vaccines. Si county deputy head Wu Min said the township's health authorities bought 3,000 doses of the vaccines through 'abnormal' channels. The injections were arranged directly with 19 schools, without approval from county health and education authorities, and administered by village doctors, he told the China News Service. Xinhua yesterday quoted the provincial health department as describing the incident as a serious violation of laws on managing vaccines and epidemics. Up to yesterday, about 300 students had been admitted to hospital, including 58 placed under observation. Forty-one had been discharged. At Si County People's Hospital, few of the 91 students admitted on June 16 and 17 had been sent home. 'They are generally in a stable condition and a small number are a bit more serious ... as a result of complications like lung or intestinal diseases,' said the hospital's director, Zhang Baoyu . 'But I cannot definitely say there is no risk to their lives now.' Zhou Xiaozheng , a sociology professor from Beijing's Renmin University, accused officials of putting money above people. 'If they don't change their management approach, such tragedies will happen again,' he said. The vaccine wholesaler, Zhang Peng , was still being sought yesterday. It is believed he sold vaccines illegally to a hospital in Jiangsu last year, the Shanghai Morning Post reported. The hospital was fined by the health authority but Mr Zhang went unpunished.