Jenin Hennes Blashardt Progress Its sincere condolences to the families of the dozens of those who lost their lives during the fire that broke out in Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital on Saturday evening, wishing a full and speedy recovery to the more than 100 injured people.
It was reported that the accident was caused by an explosion of an oxygen tank.
Tragedy in the making
The Iraqi Civil Defense said that by the early hours of Sunday morning, the fire had been brought under control.
Media reports stated that the governmental Human Rights Committee issued a statement describing the incident as “a crime against patients exhausted by Covid-19.”
Emergency service officials said many patients died when the oxygen machines were removed to evacuate them, while others suffocated from smoke, according to news sources.
Prevention saves lives
Ms. Hennes Plasschaert said that future disasters must stop before they start, calling for “stronger protection measures to ensure that such a disaster does not recur.”
Meanwhile, the United Nations continues to provide crucial support to the health sector in Iraq amid the epidemic and the growing number of infections and stands ready to provide more assistance to the health authorities in combating the disease.
Sunday morning, Twitter was overwhelmed with concern over the tragic incident, including the United Nations Children’s Fund, which tweeted: “UNICEF He offers my deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives and those injured in the fire of Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital in Baghdad.
Covid is sweeping the country
Iraq hospitals were pushed to the limit during Corona Virus Pandemic with the World Health Organization (Who is the) data Revealing that since January 2020, it has received reports of 1,025,288 confirmed cases Covid-19 And 15,217 deaths. It also appears sharply a plus Since February this year.
Last month, the country launched a vaccination campaign, after Received First batch of COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX, A UN-supported vaccine initiative, co-led by the World Health Organization, the Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and the Gavi Vaccine Alliance.
“Intense transportation is continuing and is placing tremendous pressure on hospitals, intensive care units and health workers,” UNICEF He said.