Romania: Two coronavirus patients die in fire at hospital where they were treated

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Two patients with coronavirus died today Thursday (11/11) and a nurse was injured when she broke out fire at a hospital in Ploiesti in the south Romania, in the fourth tragedy of its kind in the country, became known by the Emergency Inspection (ISU).

“Two patients died and sixteen others “They were taken to another hospital in Ploiesti because of the smoke coming from the ground floor of the hospital, but without endangering their lives.” said Raluca Vasiloe, a representative of ISU, as broadcast by APE-MPE.

THE a nurse with burns on 40% of her body was taken to a hospital in Bucharest, she clarified. “An investigation will be carried out to determine the cause of the fire,” Health Minister Attila Ceke told Digi24.

According to the hospital director, the electrical installations were renovated last year, while the oxygen supply system was recently inspected.

The infrastructure in the hospitals is outdated

The new fire broke out at a time when there is a shortage of beds in intensive care units in Romania, as the fourth wave of the covid-19 epidemic is raging in the country. In October, a fire at a Constanta hospital claimed the lives of seven covid-19 patients.

Twenty other patients died in two fires at Piatra Neamt Hospital in November 2020 and in Bucharest in January.

In April, three intravenous covid-19 patients died in Bucharest due to a problem with the oxygen supply system.

Hospital infrastructure in Romania is outdated, and the percentage of the budget allocated to Health per capita is the lowest in the EU.

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