A fire killed 10 people on Saturday evening at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in Piatra Neamt, northeastern Romania.
News about the hospital hiring eight government-appointed managers only this year and the lack of facilities for treating burned patients sparked outrage in Romania, particularly as this happened five years after a devastating blaze killed ten youngsters attending a rock concert.
The fire that spread in the intensive care unit designated for coronavirus patients, killed 10 people and injured seven, who suffered severe burns.
A medic – hailed as a hero because he entered the ward to save his patients – also suffered severe burns and was transferred to a military hospital in Belgium.
(Bogdan Neagu | EURACTIV.ro)