"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. The fire was the country’s deadliest since 2015, when a night club in the capital Bucharest burned down and 65 people died. The fire that led to 65 deaths exposed the weaknesses of the local healthcare system. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Those patients, along with another eight in a neighbouring room, had just been transferred there after a reorganisation of the unit. 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. 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. 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. News. The hospital's current manager, Lucian Micu, was appointed just three weeks ago after his predecessor resigned over the poor treatment of patients. Their appeal to doctors working there is to voice their concerns about such issues: "Speak now, or nothing will change in Romania.". 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. Death toll from Bucharest nightclub fire could double, warns Romania's health minister. 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. A fire at a nightclub in the Romanian capital Bucharest has killed 27 people and injured 155, authorities there say. On October 30, Romania commemorated the 2015 Colectiv club fire in Bucharest. 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 … 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. The fire broke out when pyrotechnics were set off during a concert at Colectiv nightclub in central Bucharest. 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. Â© 2020 Copyright France 24 - All rights reserved. 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". 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. 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. 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. 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. Since then, local fire departments are meant to conduct a review before hospitals are allowed to operate. BUCHAREST, ROMANIA -- A fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in northeastern Romania killed 10 people Saturday and injured 10 others, … It is the country's biggest since a 2015 fire at a nightclub in Bucharest that killed 65 people. 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 fire broke out in … Piatra Neamt is about 353 kilometres north of Romania's capital, Bucharest. 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. 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. 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. For more stories like this, check our news page . Audience Relations, CBC P.O. 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. Fire engines and ambulances are stationed outside the hospital in Piatra Neamt yesterday. BUCHAREST: A fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in northeastern Romania killed 10 people on Saturday (Nov 14) and injured 10 others, … She says […] US politics. 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. Piatra Neamt is about 353 kilometres north of Romania's capital, Bucharest. Close. Who knows where the nearest emergency exit is," she asks. Extra safety checks have been announced for intensive care units across the country. 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. Audience ratings certified by ACPM/OJD. Health Minister Nelu Tataru told Romanian media the fire was "most likely triggered by a short circuit.". Popa said that most of the people who died or were injured in the fire were hospital patients. (AP pic) BUCHAREST: A doctor left badly burned in a Romanian hospital fire that left … 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. The fire occurred in the early evening in the intensive care of … Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Nov. 14, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Fire Club, Bucharest: See 77 reviews, articles, and 9 photos of Fire Club, ranked No.25 on Tripadvisor among 174 attractions in Bucharest. Prosecutors quickly opened a criminal investigation. Prosecutors quickly opened a criminal investigation. 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. Bucharest fire: Witness to Romania nightclub blaze. ... Bucharest. 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. Ten people died on Saturday in a fire at a Romanian hospital treating coronavirus patients, the country's agency for emergency situations (ISU) said. 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. BUCHAREST — A fire killed ten people on Saturday at a Romanian hospital treating coronavirus patients, the country’s agency for emergency situations (ISU) said. 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.