Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos said late on Friday, after visiting Brussels-based Reine Astrid Military Hospital, where several Romanians having sustained injuries in the tragic Colectiv club fire at end-October are being treated, that nearly all patients he visited are “in good condition” and only one, a teenager, is in intensive care.
“Nearly all I visited here are in good condition, there is one young man, a teenager, who is in intensive care, whom I did not see, because he was sleeping. I saw five of them, who were awake and who are evolving well, even very well, given the condition they had been in. The thing that made me happiest is that, beyond the physical condition, their psychic condition is also good, they are optimistic. They have been taken good care of, I discussed with the persons accompanying them”, Ciolos said in a video posted on the Government’s website.
The prime minister added he had assured the injured that all measures would be taken “for them to be able to undergo the full required recovery”, both in Brussels and when coming back home.
“We will use the Belgian [medical] fellows’ goodwill so as to see how we can carry out an experience transfer, particularly in what regards the recuperation after release from hospital…. We will do everything legally possible to find the financial resources and, in those cases where we have limits set by the law, we will combine what we can do with what the foundations can do, as many of such foundations are getting involved”, he said.
Eight Romanians injured in the devastating Colective club fire, which killed 61 people and wounded more than one hundred are still in hospitals in Belgium, according to the latest information released by the Health Ministry.