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Baghdad, 25 April The firefighters tried to control the fire and evacuated patients from Ibn al-Khatib Hospital (Ibn al-Khatib Hospital), officials said. In the intensive care room (ICU) of this hospital, Kovid-19 (covid- 19) Serious patients were being treated. Dr. Saba al-Kujai, who was present at the scene, said, “I do not know how many people have died, burnt in many places in the hospital.” Iraq’s Ministry of Internal Security said at least 110 people were injured in addition to 82 people killed. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mustafa Al Qadimi appointed the director general for the al-Rusafa area in the Baghdad Health Department Is removed. This hospital is in this area.
He has also removed the director of the hospital from his post. According to the statement issued by the Health Ministry, after the fire incident, the Prime Minister called an emergency meeting in Baghdad Operation Command in which Iraqi security officials coordinated. In the meeting, the Prime Minister said that this negligence He said, “Negligence cannot be a mistake in such cases, but a crime for which all parties are responsible.”Also read America: Vanita Gupta devoted her entire career to racial justice: Biden.
The Prime Minister asked the authorities to investigate the matter in 24 hours and submit a report. UN envoy in Iraq, Jenin Henis Placecart, expressed grief over the incident and called for more security measures in hospitals. At least one oxygen cylinder burst due to explosion. More than 8,000 new cases of Kovid-19 are being reported in Iraq every day. The government is requesting people to get vaccinated, but due to weak health system of the country and lack of trust in vaccines, people are not coming forward.