No less than 27 individuals had been killed and 46 injured in a fireplace on Saturday at a hospital in southeastern Baghdad that had been geared up to deal with COVID-19 sufferers, medical sources at three close by hospitals mentioned.
The hearth on the Ibn Khatib hospital within the Diyala Bridge space of the Iraqi capital occurred after an accident brought on an oxygen tank to blow up, the sources mentioned.
Many ambulances had been speeding in direction of the hospital, ferrying away these damage by the hearth, a Reuters photographer close by mentioned.
Sufferers not injured within the incident had been additionally being transferred out of the hospital, the medical sources mentioned.
The top of Iraqi civil protection unit mentioned the hearth broke out within the flooring designated for the pulmonary intensive care unit and that 90 individuals have been rescued from the hospital out of 120, state news company INA quoted him as saying. Main Normal Kadhim Bohan added that the hearth has been put out.
Iraq’s healthcare system, already ruined by many years of sanctions, warfare and neglect, has been stretched in the course of the coronavirus disaster.
The full variety of individuals contaminated with COVID-19 in Iraq is 102,5288 together with 15,217 deaths, the well being ministry mentioned on Saturday.