On October 30, Romania commemorated the 2015 Colectiv club fire in Bucharest. At least 27 people have been killed in a fire at a nightclub in the capital, Bucharest. Prosecutors quickly opened a criminal investigation. Micu said Saturday that a doctor on duty tried to save the patients from the flames and was in critical condition with first- and second-degree burns covering 80 per cent of his body. That reorganisation was meant to ease the workload of the hospital staff, struggling like all other health workers in Romania with a vicious second wave of the pandemic. The fire was the country's deadliest since 2015, when a night club in the capital Bucharest burned down and 65 people died. Â© 2020 Copyright France 24 - All rights reserved. Ten patients lost their lives in a fire that destroyed the intensive care (ATI) section of the county hospital in Piatra Neamt, in northeastern Romania, on Saturday evening, November 15. Health Minister Nelu Tataru told Romanian media the fire was "most likely triggered by a short circuit.". The content you requested does not exist or is not available anymore. Popa said that most of the people who died or were injured in the fire were hospital patients. The fire occurred in the early evening in the intensive care of … Liviu Ungureanu, the head of the intensive care unit where the tragedy unfolded on Saturday, said it had been caused by a syringe pump that caught fire. Another doctor and two nurses also were being treated for burns. Fire Club, Bucharest: See 77 reviews, articles, and 9 photos of Fire Club, ranked No.25 on Tripadvisor among 174 attractions in Bucharest. The fire broke out in … Carmen Uscatu and Oana Gheorghiu, who run an NGO that built a children's hospital using private donations, are similarly worried about the risk of a repeat of Saturday's fire. Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at email@example.com. Hospital bosses "are meant to conduct checks on their own initiative but it seems that they need a police officer to be checking up on them", Marius Filip, director of Romania's National Authority of Quality Management in Health (ANMCS), told AFP. ... Bucharest. Romanian hospitals "often buy high-performing medical equipment but the electrical systems don't conform to any sort of safety standard", electrician Sorin Popa told local media. A prefabricated hospital built for coronavirus patients not far from Piatra Neamt "seems to be a makeshift structure even more dangerous than the one that burnt down", they said in a Facebook post. In December 2019, a court in Bucharest handed down prison terms totalling 115 years to 13 people, from club owners to officials responsible for fire precautions. Those patients, along with another eight in a neighbouring room, had just been transferred there after a reorganisation of the unit. BUCHAREST — A fire killed ten people on Saturday at a Romanian hospital treating coronavirus patients, the country’s agency for emergency situations (ISU) said. BUCHAREST, Romania - Ten COVID-19 patients were killed and others were in critical condition after fire broke out in an intensive care unit in northeast Romania on Saturday, a hospital spokesperson said. BUCHAREST, Romania — (AP) — A fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in northeastern Romania killed 10 people Saturday and injured 10 others, seven of them critically, officials said. Prime Minister Victor Ponta said he was cutting short a visit to Mexicoto return to Bucharest. News. Add some “good” to your morning and evening. 27 were killed in the venue, and a further 33 people have since died. "How many Romanian hospitals have secure fire doors? Promising free water for all, 50 per cent cut in power tariff and steps for providing 24-hour electricity, AAP on Tuesday sought to woo voters … Bucharest fire: Witness to Romania nightclub blaze. BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in northeastern Romania killed 10 people Saturday and injured 10 others, seven of them critically, officials said. The flames rapidly spread through the unit, where eight patients were on ventilators after catching coronavirus. Prosecutors quickly opened a criminal investigation. World Oct 30, 2015 Who knows where the nearest emergency exit is," she asks. Close. Helicopter crashes into lake in Romania, 3 missing. Review: In 'Collective,' the rot of government corruption . Piatra Neamt is about 353 kilometres north of Romania's capital, Bucharest. US politics. View all (12) That fire brought into sharp focus the flouting of rules and regulations which pervades so much of Romanian public life. "If sometimes a member of staff stands up against this, the bosses will just get angry with them and say: 'Leave it, it works just fine as it is,'" he says. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. For more stories like this, check our news page . Their appeal to doctors working there is to voice their concerns about such issues: "Speak now, or nothing will change in Romania.". According to Marginean, fire safety training for medical personnel "only happens on paper". The hospital's current manager, Lucian Micu, was appointed just three weeks ago after his predecessor resigned over the poor treatment of patients. Audience ratings certified by ACPM/OJD. The latest breaking news, comment and features from The Independent. But according to Filip, while there has been some progress, less than one third of Romania's 670 hospitals have the necessary authorisation. A Film Unravels a Cover-up in the Aftermath of a Bucharest Nightclub Fire Director Alexander Nanau tells Hyperallergic how he got such incredible … "Any intensive care unit in Romania could find itself in the same situation tomorrow," says anaesthetist Carmen Marginean of the hospital fire in the town of Piatra Neamt. Romania has reported 353,185 coronavirus cases and 8,813 deaths. But Beatrice Mahler, who's in charge of the Marius Nasta hospital in Bucharest, says it can be difficult to make sure technicians conduct the necessary regular checks on the electrical systems. As well as a heating system that could well stop working in the first cold snap, there is also a gas storage system they say has been constructed in violation of safety rules. Piatra Neamt is about 220 miles north of the capital, Bucharest. France 24 - International breaking news, top stories and headlines, Flames spread rapidly through a hospital unit that had recently been reorganised to cope with extra coronavirus patients. She says […] A heavy metal band's pyrotechnical show sparked a deadly fire Friday at a Bucharest nightclub, killing 27 people and injuring scores of the club's mostly youthful patrons. Ten coronavirus patients died in a fire at a Romanian hospital on Saturday, sparking wider safety warnings in a country marked by crumbling infrastructure and a culture of makeshift repairs. Since then, local fire departments are meant to conduct a review before hospitals are allowed to operate. It transpired after the blaze that local authorities had allowed the nightclub to continue operating despite not having the necessary permission from the fire department. Bucharest (AFP) Ten coronavirus patients died in a fire at a Romanian hospital on Saturday, sparking wider safety warnings in a country marked by crumbling infrastructure and a … News outlets reported that the Piatra Neamt Regional Emergency Hospital has long been poorly managed, with eight government-appointed managers overseeing the facility in the last year. France 24 is not responsible for the content of external websites. A fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in northeastern Romania killed 10 people Saturday and injured 10 others, seven of them critically, officials said. Fire engines and ambulances are stationed outside the hospital in Piatra Neamt yesterday. BUCHAREST, ROMANIA -- A fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in northeastern Romania killed 10 people Saturday and injured 10 others, … BUCHAREST, Romania — A fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in northeastern Romania killed 10 people and critically injured seven others Saturday, officials said. It was unclear what triggered it, officials said. It is the country's biggest since a 2015 fire at a nightclub in Bucharest that killed 65 people. And not a moment too soon: electricians who have worked in hospitals have taken to social media to publish disturbing images of loose wiring dangling from walls which could cause a short circuit at any moment. The emergency services spokesperson for Romania’s northern Neamt County, Irina Popa, said the fire on Saturday affected two rooms housing 16 ICU patients before it was put out. BUCHAREST: A fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in northeastern Romania killed 10 people on Saturday (Nov 14) and injured 10 others, … He visited the scene, saying safety regulations seem to have been ignored. Romania's president, Klaus Iohannis, wrote on his Facebook page that he was "deeply grieved by the tragic events that happened this evening in the center of the Capital". A fire at a nightclub in the Romanian capital Bucharest has killed 27 people and injured 155, authorities there say. Ten people died on Saturday in a fire at a Romanian hospital treating coronavirus patients, the country's agency for emergency situations (ISU) said. But it hadn't been authorised by local health officials and was done in a rush, with a partition put up to divide one large room into two. On 31 October, the government decreed three days of national mourning, which was the firs… Extra safety checks have been announced for intensive care units across the country. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Piatra Neamt is about 353 kilometres north of Romania's capital, Bucharest. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. BUCHAREST, Romania — A fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in northeastern Romania killed 10 people Saturday and injured 10 others, seven of them critically, officials said. The fire that led to 65 deaths exposed the weaknesses of the local healthcare system. Death toll from Bucharest nightclub fire could double, warns Romania's health minister. For many Romanians the disaster in Piatra Neamt brought back memories of a fire five years ago in Bucharest's Colectiv nightclub, in which 64 people died. (AP pic) BUCHAREST: A doctor left badly burned in a Romanian hospital fire that left … Popa said that most of the people who died or were injured in the fire were hospital patients. A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you. The resignation followed media reports of patients, including many suspected to have COVID-19, being forced to wait outside in the cold to see a doctor. BUCHAREST — Ten people died on Saturday in a fire at a Romanian hospital treating coronavirus patients, the country’s agency for emergency situations (ISU) said. BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in northeastern Romania killed 10 people Saturday and injured 10 … Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Cramming so many extra patients into the same room was clearly too much for the unit's electrical system in a building constructed in the communist era in 1973. The fire broke out when pyrotechnics were set off during a concert at Colectiv nightclub in central Bucharest. Filip is exasperated by the widespread mentality of "making do and mending", which leads to a reliance on makeshift solutions while hoping things turn out for the best. He added: "It is a very sad day for all of us, for our nation and for me personally". The fire was the country’s deadliest since 2015, when a night club in the capital Bucharest burned down and 65 people died. The blaze spread through the intensive care ward designated for COVID-19 patients at the public hospital in the city of Piatra Neamt, local Emergency Situations Inspectorate spokesperson Irina Popa said. BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanian officials say seven people have died in a fire at a hospital intensive care ward where COVID-19 patients were receiving treatment. BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian officials will check all intensive care units after a fire killed 10 people at a hospital treating coronavirus patients, the government said on Sunday. Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Nov. 14, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. The blaze broke out in the intensive care unit of the Piatra Neamt county hospital and spread to an adjoining room. Prosecutors quickly opened a criminal investigation.