Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Monday said in connection to a statement by Health Minister Nelu Tataru, who spoke about a collective guilt for the deadly fire that ripped through the intensive care unit of the Piatra Neamt County Hospital, that “there’s always someone responsible, every misperformance has its individual culprits.”
“He [Tataru – ed. note] made this statement in a difficult moment. There’s always someone responsible, every misperformance has its individual culprits. From my point of view, our job now is to solve all the problems, to ensure the reduction in the number of infections by compliance with the health safety regulations, to ensure the treatment of the people who fall ill and to find solutions for any situation that arises, including by being able to quickly perform any necessary work – upgrading, repair – for intensive care units to operate in full safety, which is anyway standard in such units. One shouldn’t judge all ICUs by what happened in Piatra Neamt, but we want to make sure once more that we support the hospital managements so that ICUs get all the equipment and works they need,” the Prime Minister said after a meeting at the Health Ministry.
We increase treatment capacity, by also including new COVID-support hospitals
Orban also said on Monday that steps have been taken to increase the capacity to treat patients infected with coronavirus, by also including new hospitals that will become COVID-support hospitals, noting that this week there will be an increase of at least 200 beds.
“We’ve discussed in detail the situation on each subject, how many Intensive Care beds there are, how many are available. We also discussed the situation of staff and the possibilities of recruiting additional staff to serve the ICU departments and this analysis will increase the treatment capacity, including by adding new medical units that will become COVID support hospitals,” Orban said after a meeting at the Ministry of Health.
He said that only patients in serious condition should be admitted to Intensive Care, stressing that it should be possible to treat the rest of the intermediate cases without the need for admission into the ICU.
“This week’s plan foresees an increase in treatment capacity by at least 200 beds. We discussed, this week there are at least 200 beds, there are solutions that we have thought in relation to each region and Bucharest. Wehave also discussed the possibility of increasing the number of beds in Intensive Care and mechanical ventilators,” Orban added, according to Agerpres.