Hospital fire shocks Romania

The fire that spread in the intensive care unit designated for coronavirus patients, killed 10 people and injured seven, who are suffering from severe burns. [EPA/WWW. ZIARPIATRANEAMT.RO]

A fire killed 10 people on Saturday evening at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in Piatra Neamt, northeastern Romania. 

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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)

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