Death toll from COVID-19 isolation ward fire climbs to 64: Iraqi health officials

The loss of life from a calamitous blast that emitted at a Covid emergency clinic ward in southern Iraq the earlier day rose to 64 on Tuesday, Iraqi clinical authorities said.

Two wellbeing authorities said that in excess of 100 individuals were additionally harmed in the fire that burnt the Covid ward of al-Hussein Teaching Hospital in the city of Nasiriyah on Monday

Prior, authorities had said the fire was brought about by an electric short out, however have not given more subtleties. Another authority said the burst emitted when an oxygen chamber detonated. The authorities talked on state of obscurity since they were not approved to address writers.

The new ward, opened only three months prior, contained 70 beds.

Executive Mustafa al-Kadhimi led a crisis meeting in the wake of the fire and requested the suspension and capture of the wellbeing chief in Dhi Qar territory, where Nasiriyah is situated, just as the overseer of the medical clinic and the city’s head of common guard. An administration examination was likewise dispatched.

It was the second time an enormous fire killed Covid patients in an Iraqi clinic this year. Somewhere around 82 individuals passed on at Ibn al-Khateeb emergency clinic in Baghdad in April, when an oxygen tank detonated, starting the burst.


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