19 patients died in the fire caused by the high-flow oxygen device in the SANKO University Hospital Kovid-9 intensive care unit in Gaziantep.
Gaziantep Governorship, ”A fire occurred in the intensive care unit of Private Sani Konukoğlu Hospital as a result of the explosion of a breathing apparatus that was given oxygen at 04.45. After the incident, 20 out of 19 patients hospitalized in the 8-person intensive care unit died, 11 patients were transferred to other hospitals in the vicinity. There were no fire-related injuries in the incident. Our relevant teams have taken the necessary measures at the scene, and investigations are ongoing. We wish God's mercy to our citizens who lost their lives in the incident and our condolences to their grieving families. " made the explanation.
As a result of the first intervention of the hospital staff and the fast work of the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Fire Department, the fire was taken under control in a short time, while 7 patients died, 1 in the intensive care unit and 8 in the transfer to another hospital.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, on Twitter, said, “The painful incident that occurred in the intensive care unit in Gaziantep has upset us all. Our number of deaths is 9. Other patients affected by the fire were transferred to nearby hospitals by our 112 emergency teams. I wish God's mercy on those who passed away. We are following the event closely. " made the explanation.