According to local Romanian media reports, on November 15th, Romanian Minister of Health Tataru stated that the tragedy of the fire in Piatrenam should attract the attention of all parties.
He admitted that in the past 30 years, Romania’s medical system has existed. He believes that there is an urgent need to reassess the Romanian medical system.
On the evening of November 14, local time, a fire broke out in the intensive care unit of the emergency hospital in the northeastern city of PiatraNeamt, killing 8 severely ill patients with new coronary pneumonia who were undergoing intubation treatment. 2 People died.
The victims were 7 men and 3 women, aged between 67 and 86. Seven other people were seriously injured. Except for one doctor on duty, the others were all hospitalized patients. The injured patient has been transferred to the Iasi County Hospital for treatment.
The doctor on duty has burned 80% of the area and was sent to the Military Hospital in Brussels, Belgium for emergency treatment on the morning of the 15th.
It was learned after the incident on the evening of the 14th that the cause of the fire was probably related to a short circuit. On the 15th, local media reported that the fire-fighting hospital had obtained a fire-fighting permit during construction in 1990, and that the equipment in the intensive care unit where the accident occurred was new equipment and had only one year of service life.
After the incident, Romanian President Johannes and Prime Minister Orban respectively delivered speeches to express condolences to the victims.