President Klaus Iohannis signed on Wednesday the decree regarding the withdrawal of the decoration given to the Emergency County Hospital Saint John the New in Suceava, the Presidential Administration informed.
“Thus, pursuant to the provisions of art. 94 letter b) and of art. 100 of the Romanian Constitution, republished, as well as of Law no. 29/2000 on the national system of decorations, republished, taking into account the serious deficiencies in activity found during the state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, cancelling any previously obtained meritorious results, President Klaus Iohannis withdrew the Order “Sanitary Merit” in the rank of Knight, conferred by Decree No. 205 of April 5, 2019, to the Emergency County Hospital Saint John the New in Suceava,” says the quoted source.
Earlier in the day, the head of state has chaired a meeting aimed at analyzing and presenting public safety and order measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, Interior Minister Marcel Vela, Defense Minister Nicolae Ciuca and State Secretary with the Interior Ministry, Police Chief Bogdan Despescu attending. Latest official statistics revealed 2,245 infections with the novel coronavirus and 85 deaths, while 220 people have recovered. Prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into several irregularities reported at the Suceava County Hospital in Suceava, the only county where total lockdown has been declared and where a large number of medical staff and patients have tested positive for COVID-19. A third of the total number of people who died to the virus were from Suceava.