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Four Covid-19 patients killed in hospital fire in Romania

Bucharest
– At least 4 individuals died on Friday after a fire broke out in Romania’s primary
hospital treating Covid-19 patients, officers informed AFP.

Three
patients had been discovered lifeless on the Matei Bals hospital in Bucharest and a fourth
died regardless of makes an attempt at resuscitation, state secretary of the Ministry of
Interior, Raed Arafat, informed reporters.



The
fire reportedly broke out on the bottom flooring round 05:00 (03:00 GMT), stated
Orlando Schiopu, head of the inspectorate for emergency conditions.

Four
wards had been affected and 102 individuals had been evacuated and transferred to different
hospitals, he added.

Similar tragedy

Romania
remains to be reeling from an identical tragedy in November, when 10 individuals struggling
from Covid-19 died in a fire in an intensive care unit of a hospital in the
northeastern city of Piatra Neamt.

Five
others injured in the fire later died of their accidents.

The
prosecutor common opened an inquiry into the tragedy, whereas the well being
ministry prompt the fire may have been attributable to {an electrical} quick
circuit.

The
incident sparked wider security warnings in a rustic marked by crumbling
infrastructure and a tradition of makeshift repairs.

Romania
is attempting to handle the Covid-19 pandemic with a dilapidated and understaffed
well being system.


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