ROMANIA: FIRE AT CORONAVIRUS INTENSIVE CARE UNIT KILLS 10


15/11/2020




Görkem ŞEKEROĞLU -TDO- At least ten people have been killed in a fire at a hospital treating Covid-19 patients in Romania.

The spokeswoman for the local Emergency Situations Inspectorate said that the blaze on Saturday (14 November) spread through the intensive care ward designated for coronavirus patients at the public hospital in the city of Piatra Neamt.

Seven other people suffered severe burns in the ward where a total of 16 Covid-19 patients were on artificial ventilation.

Romanian Health Minister Tataru informed the local press  that the cause of the fire was probably  an electrical short circuit. News sources reported that the Piatra Neamt Regional Emergency Hospital has long been poorly managed.

The hospital administrator Micu said Saturday that a doctor on duty tried to save the patients from the flames and was himself in critical condition with serious burns covering 80 percent of his body.


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