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January 27, 2022

Colectiv leaks: victims of Colectiv fire, contaminated with deadly infections in hospitals

The files of 13 people who have died as a result of the fire in Colectiv were published and reveal the types of bacteria these young people who ended up in hospitals were infected with. The documents were handed over to journalists by a few medical doctors in the hospitals St. Pantelimon, the Burn Unit, the Municipal Emergency Hospital and St. John. The information was published by journalists Mirela Neag and Catalin Tolontan on the blog Tolo.ro.

These files actually reveal the fact that most pacients have died in a state of blood poisoning in our country or abroad, where they arrived too late, according to some of the parents. The same idea is backed up by Serge Jennes, the manager of the Brussels hospital, as well.

Documents show that one of the patients “was infected in his wounds on his face and ears with Acinetobacter and Klebsiella”; in the case of the second patient, it is mentioned that “wounds all over his body were contaminated and infected with four in-hospital bacteria: Pseudomonas spp, Providencia spp, Acinetobacter and Klebsiella Pneumoniae. Two of these bacteria had total resistance, even to Colistin”.

In the case of another young man, an even higher number of different bacteria – seven – were identified in his wounds and blood: Acinetobacter, S. Saureus, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Providencia Stuartii, E. Coli, Staphylococcus Coag., Klebsiella Pneumoniae.

In case of patient number four, “five days after being hospitalized, three deadly bacteria were found in his wounds: E. clacae, Pseudomonas spp and Acinetobacter”.

Patient number five “had the bacteria Pseudomonas spp in his wounds on November 5” and no more than four days later, three more bacteria were found on him: Klebsiella, P. stuartii and Acinetobacter”, journalists continued.

In the file of the sixth patient, on the third day, analyses revealed the presence of Pseudomonas spp. in his burns and in the seventh day, Acinetobacter and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa were found on him, as well.

In the file of the seventh patient, it is shown that, “on November 4, the bacteria Pseudomonas spp was found in his tracheal secretion. One day later, the wound on his right leg was contaminated with Providencia Stuartii”.

Documents on patient eight show that “the victim was already contaminated on November 4 with Pseudomonas spp in the wound on his shoulder blade and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in his tracheal secretion”, the blog article further reveals.

In the fourth day that followed the tragedy in Colectiv, patient number nine had his respiratory system contaminated with Acinetobacter. On November 2, patient number ten “already had  Acinetobacter in the wounds on his hands and in the next days, he was contaminated with  Pseudomonas spp as well.

Patient number 11 was identified with “Pseudomonas spp from the very first day, as the sample was collected on the edge of the catheter”.

The Colectiv victim that appears in the article as patient number 12 was contaminated with “MRSA, a new form of staphylococcus aureus, resistant to antibiotics”.

In case of patient 13, “analyses revealed Acinetobacter in the wounds on his hands”, the documents quoted by journalists pointed out.

“One of the patients was contaminated with a form of  Acinetobacter resistant to any existing antibiotic, Colistin included. Such thing is truly out of this word”, a doctor from the Burn Unit declared.

While journalists managed to gain access to these files, an increasing number of relatives of the young deceased complain that they are not granted access to victims’ files. The medical doctors who forwarded these files to journalists say that these young people were not the only ones who lost their lives to infections.

64 persons died in the aftermath of the Colectiv Club fire. 27 of them lost their lives in the tragic night of October 30.

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