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Moldovan Gov’t thanks Romania for assistance offered to Chisinau fire victims

Republic of Moldova acting Prime Minister Gheorghe Brega on Monday sent Romanian Premier Dacian Ciolos a letter expressing gratitude for the assistance offered by the Romanian authorities to the Moldovan nationals wounded in the fire that broke out on January 9 in a Chisinau restaurant.

”On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Moldova, but also on my own, I insist on thanking you for the receptivity shown to our request for support with the transport to Romania of three persons who were seriously injured in the recent blast produced in Chisinau, and for promptly providing the necessary medical care. I want to particularly remark the professionalism of the crew that performed this far from easy mission, for which I express my entire gratitude. I hope that through these joint efforts we will be able to provide the patients with high performance medical assistance and enhance their survival chances,” reads the official letter cited by Radio Chisinau.

Thirteen persons were injured in the blast that tore through the ‘La Soacra’ coffee shop in downtown Chisinau. An investigation that seeks to establish the circumstances of the fire and the exact cause of the explosion is being currently carried out.

Three women with serious burns were flown on Sunday to Bucharest with an aircraft made available by the Romanian authorities; the patients were admitted to the Bucharest Plastic, Reconstructive and Burn Surgery Emergency Hospital where they receive high standard treatment.

Chisinau fire victims transferred to Bucharest are in critical condition

The three women injured in a fire that tore through a coffee shop in Chisinau on Saturday, and who were transferred to Bucharest on Sunday, are on mechanical ventilation and have underwent wound cleaning procedures, Burns Hospital Director Cristian Nitescu stated.

Nitescu stated that the patients received special treatment for third degree burns, Agerpres informs.

According to him, the three patients have burns on 42, 36 and 33 per cent of their bodies respectively, respiratory tract burns being the most serious.

The Burns Hospital Director pointed out that the patients will most likely undergo surgery in the following days.

The patient with burns on 42 per cent of her body is in a severe condition and mechanical ventilation is rendered difficult by the severity of the burns, according to Adrian Stanculea, spokesperson of the Bucharest Burns Hospital. Although they are in a critical but stable condition, the other two patients will undergo surgery on Tuesday, he added for evz.ro.
Stanculea pointed out that it is difficult to forecast their evolution and doctors are cautious in what concerns their chances of survival. He added that an anaesthesiologist has also arrived from Chisinau.

The three patients, with ages ranging from 25 to 35, were flown to Bucharest on a Defence Ministry aircraft. The decision to transfer them to Bucharest was taken by Moldovan authorities after they convened their Medical Doctors’ Council.

According to Moldovan Health Minister Ruxanda Glavan, the treatment will be covered by the Romanian Government, while the cost of the recovery of the patients without medical insurance will be covered by Moldovan authorities, publika.md informs.

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