Criminal investigation in case of the fire in Neamț

Almost a year after the fire at the Emergency Hospital Piatra Neamț, soldier with 9 dead, Prosecution attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice announces that mathe swimmers of the health unit are being prosecuted. Two nurses are also being prosecuted, accused of leaving a candle lit.

Six people who drove the hospital, in different periods of time, are being prosecuted for culpable homicide, culpable bodily harm, culpable destruction in a qualified form and failure to take legal measures for safety and health at work.

The research showed that, in the exercise of the duties of interim managers of the Piatra Neamţ County Emergency Hospital, between March 31, 2020 and November 17, 2020, in the context of the COVID epidemic and the declaration of the health unit as a COVID support unit, it would have improperly organized the specific activity. the level of the hospital by the fact that it would not have performed a review of the risks regarding safety and health at work, following the change of working conditions, produced at the nomination of the Piatra Neamţ County Emergency Hospital in the category of COVID support hospitals 19.

“This change included the adoption of a therapy that involves increasing the amount of oxygen administered to COVID 19 patients, implicitly increasing the concentration of oxygen in the atmosphere of the rooms where these patients are treated. The suspects did not establish preventive measures to ensure safety and health at the ATI Department in the new conditions, with the consequence of burning the 240 ATI ward which resulted in the death of 9 patients, bodily injury to a doctor and a nurse, degradation of the ward , the destruction of the installations of medical fluids, compressed air and electricity, of the mechanical ventilation equipment, as well as of other medical equipment ”, transmits the quoted source.

Also, two nurses are being prosecuted for culpable homicide, culpable bodily harm, culpable destruction in a qualified form and non-compliance with legal measures of safety and health at work, consisting in the fact that on November 14, 2020, during the exercise of duties as a nurse in room 240 of the ATI Section of the Piatra Neamț County Emergency Hospital, in which they provided care to Covid-19 positive patients receiving oxygen therapy, allegedly used and left without supervision an open source of fire – a candle-type candle in the context of a patient’s agony.

Piatra Neamţ County Emergency Hospital is being prosecuted for culpable homicide, culpable bodily harm and culpable destruction in qualified form. The hospital is accused of:

– did not carry out a review of occupational safety and health risks, following the change in working conditions that occurred at its nomination in the category of COVID 19 support hospitals and the adoption of a therapy that involves increasing the amount of oxygen administered to COVID 19 patients, implicitly increasing oxygen concentration in the atmosphere of the rooms where these patients are treated, and has not established preventive measures to ensure safety and health at the ATI Department in the new conditions

– has not taken steps to carry out activities, capable of leading to ventilation in ATI wards, to ensure the safety at work and the health of medical staff and patients, as well as to support medical care in the event of a power failure

The suspects were informed on Thursday, both the procedural quality and the accusations.


Source: Cotidianul RO by www.cotidianul.ro.

*The article has been translated based on the content of Cotidianul RO by www.cotidianul.ro. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!