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Case of the burnt patient at Floreasca Hospital. HealthMin Costache: Control Body’s preliminary report denotes serious irregularities

Health Minister Victor Costache (photo) said on Monday that the preliminary report of the Control Body in the case of the patient at the Floreasca Hospital denotes a cascade of particularly serious irregularities.

The health minister mentioned at the beginning of the Government’s meeting that he already has a preliminary report of the Control Body that denotes “a cascade of particularly serious irregularities” and that he will do everything possible to prevent this kind of “outrageous event” from happening again.

Costache added that the final report on this case will be ready by the beginning of next week.

One patient died on Sunday night at the Floreasca Emergency Hospital in Bucharest. She was at the Burnt Ward, under multidisciplinary medical control.

 

USR’s Ungureanu, at the General Prosecutor’s Office to file a complaint requesting prosecutors to investigate the medical staff involved in the case

 

USR (Save Romania Union) MP Emanuel Ungureanu on Monday morning went to the General Prosecutor’s Office to file a complaint in which he asks the prosecutors to investigate the medical staff involved in the case of the patient who suffered burnings on the operating table at the Bucharest Emergency Hospital Floreasca, for committing the crimes of deceiving another, forgery, use of forgery.

“First of all, the press release of the College of Physicians is shameful and defiant towards the victim and her family, which was informed about the incident in the operating room as being a minor incident. For it seems like for surgeon Beuran to burn 40 per cent of a patient’s body is a minor incident. The reason why I came to the Prosecutor’s Office today is very clear, to ask the prosecutors to establish if the medical staff at the Floreasca Hospital who participated or coordinated the surgery, and we speak here of two surgical events, which took place on December 13 and 22, committed the crimes of deceiving another, forgery, use of forgery,” stated the MP at the entry into the General Prosecutor’s Office headquarters.

“After hearing the baffling statements made by physician Beuran, who explained that he did not take part in the surgical event, but he just falsely signed that he was in the room the whole time, also adding that he suspected the patient was allergic to iodine, when there was no such indication in the official medical papers or any evidence showing that such testings were carried out for an iodine allergy. We also don’t know if Professor Beuran was actually in the room during the surgery on December 13 or he just coordinated a medical team by phone, a medical team the members of which we don’t know anything. So all these are questions that remained without an answer, as the nurses and the auxiliary nurses and the stretcher-bearers were about to carry the blame for everything,” said Emanuel Ungureanu, according to Agerpres.

“Most definitely, they tried to cover this entire unfortunate case, as there are several elements that lead to this conclusion. First of all, we have the administrative investigation of December 22 initiated by physician Neagoe, the head of the Floreasca Emergency Hospital. Strangely, on that day, only the auxiliary staff was asked to make statements. No physician was asked to make any statement. On December 27, the Ministry of Health asked an inspector from the State Sanitary Inspectorate, who did not hear any of the physicians who were in the operating room, he did not hear anybody, in fact, he just took over the statements made on December 22 by the auxiliary staff. It is clear thus that they tried to blame the nurses and the auxiliary nurses,” said Emanuel Ungureanu.

The USR MP is the first who presented the case of the woman who suffered from cancer and got burnt during a surgical intervention at the Floreasca Hospital, after which the patient died. Ungureanu published on Facebook the statements in handwriting of two nurses who revealed the flames on the burning patient were extinguished with a wash-hand basin full of water. He claimed that, according to the information provided by a nurse, the hospital management and the inspectors who came from the DSP (Public Health Directorate) tried to cover the whole affair and they didn’t take any written statement from surgeon Mircea Beuran.

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