Fire alarm at the Children’s Hospital in Timișoara. Dozens and children and parents, evacuated. The Red Intervention Plan was triggered


Smoke was seen after midnight on the first floor of the building. The incident was reported to 112, and the authorities triggered the Red Intervention Plan.

According to the authorities, 42 children and 41 adults were evacuated. Most of the evacuated patients were transferred to other medical facilities. No one was injured in the incident.

Firefighters determined that the thick smoke was caused by a short circuit in electrical equipment. The hazard was removed and the building was ventilated using ISU equipment.

Numerous firefighters, as well as policemen and gendarmes, intervened on the scene.

Starting at 02:20, the Red Intervention Plan was deactivated.

The 42 children were transferred to other health units in Timișoara with the help of 3 SMURD ambulances, 7 SAJ ambulances, 2 special vehicles for personal transport and multiple victims and a minibus for the transport of people from ISU Timiș, as follows:

– 17 children were transferred to the Pediatric Surgery Department of the same hospital, of which one intubated patient was transferred by the hospital staff;

– 16 children were transferred to the Bega Maternity Hospital, of which five required the administration of oxygen during transport;

– seven children transferred to the Premature Ward of the Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children “Louis Țurcanu” Timișoara;

– two children were transferred to the “Dr. Victor Babeș” Timișoara, including one patient with COVID and one patient with respiratory failure. Fortunately, no one required further medical attention.

During the morning, a mixed team will be set up to go to the site to establish the cause that led to the release of smoke inside the hospital.


Source: Jurnalul by jurnalul.ro.

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