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October 4, 2022

Patients injured in Colectiv Club fire discharged from Military Hospital ahead of winter holidays

The last three patients injured in the Colectiv Club fire that were still hospitalized at the Dr. Carol Davila Central Military Hospital were released Wednesday. The occasion was marked by the medical staff of the hospital by offering presents and good wishes for the upcoming winter holidays.

“The fact that none of the patients treated in our hospital died reflects, I believe, the level of professionalism and of the efficiency of doctors in this hospital. (…) We have two sections specialized in recovery – not in burns, but in neuromotor recovery – and we are ready. We also did recovery for patients with large burns. Previously we had as patients several pilots with large burns who recovered very well,” General Manager of the Military Hospital Assoc. Prof. Dr. Florentina Ionita Radu stated at patient discharge, in the presence of a part of the medical staff involved in providing emergency and specialized medical assistance.

Florentina Ionita-Radu said on the occasion that at Military Hospital 12 patients were initially hospitalized, five of whom were transferred to hospitals abroad: two in the Netherlands, two in the UK, and one in Austria. Subsequently, two of the patients transferred in the UK and one of the patients treated in the Netherlands got discharged and continued to receive treatment as outpatients.

Ionita-Radu also noted that the three patients discharged on Wednesday will return to the hospital to have their bandages changed. They were subject to several graft interventions and will continue to receive rehabilitation treatment.

Sombre Colectiv death toll reached 63, as another young man lost the battle with life

Another victim of the Colectiv nightclub fire that took place on October 30 has lost his life in a hospital in the United Kingdom, taking this tragedy’s death toll to 63.
Cristian Mitroi, the young man who has died in a hospital in the United Kingdom, seven weeks after the Colectiv nightclub fire, was a 30-year-old graphic designer and concert photographer.

After the October 30 fire, Cristian Mitroi was hospitalized in a critical condition at the Floreasca Emergency Hospital, having suffered burns to his head, back and hands, as well as respiratory tract burns.

Cristian Mitroi had turned 30 on July 31. He was from Bailesti, Dolj County, but had been living in Bucharest for several years. Cristian Mitroi was a graphic designer known in artistic circles under the nickname Gold Midas. His drawings, illustrations, photographs, logos, websites and graphic interfaces, some of them made for the biggest online stores, are showcased on the GoldMidas.eu website. On his blog, he presented himself as a person with a passion for digital graphics and drawing and a graduate of computer economics and online marketing studies.

The Cargo music band wrote on its Facebook page on Monday evening about Cristian Mitroi’s death and posted several of his photographs in his memory. “We have just come to find out a sad piece of news. Photographer Cristi Mitroi died this evening. It was an honour knowing you,” Cargo wrote on Facebook.

26 people died on the spot in the Colectiv nightclub fire and another person died on the way to hospital. Another 36 persons died later on in hospitals in Romania and abroad, the death toll reaching 63 on December 21. 11 persons injured are still hospitalized in Bucharest, while another 22 are hospitalized abroad.

According to the Health Ministry, 12 persons were still hospitalized in Bucharest hospitals on Monday morning, of which: 4 at the Central Military Hospital, 3 at the ‘Grigore Alexandrescu’ Children’s Hospitals, 2 at the Floreasca Emergency Hospital, and 3 at the ‘Bagdasar-Arseni’ Hospital, the Elias Hospital and the ‘C.C. Iliescu’ Institute.

One of the patients hospitalized at the ‘Grigore Alexandrescu’ Hospital was discharged on Monday at noon, hospital manager Dan Enescu stated for Mediafax. Enescu pointed out that the patient will return for therapy and will also receive care for a previous ailment – spastic quadriplegia.

The manager of the ‘Grigore Alexandrescu’ Hospital also stated that the other two patients could be discharged in the following days.

The Health Ministry pointed out that 68 of the persons injured and treated in Bucharest hospitals have been discharged. 39 others were transferred to hospitals abroad, however 3 of them died in the United Kingdom, 3 in Germany, 2 in the Netherlands and 2 in Israel and Austria.
21 other patients are still hospitalized abroad. Likewise, four other patients were discharged and are receiving ambulatory care abroad.

Bonuses for doctors and nurses

President Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Tuesday the law approving the Government emergency ordinance including bonuses for doctors and nurses who had worked extra hours after Colectiv Club tragedy, that led to the death of 63 persons.

Costin Mincu and Paul Cătălin Gancea, the two minority shareholders of Colectiv Club, were released from preventive arrest and placed in house arrest. Also, the third owner of Colectiv Club,
Alin Anastasescu, will be investigated at home, the Court of District 4 decided in Monday.

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