Friday, January 29-th

A fire broke out at the „Matei Balş” Institute in Bucharest

Following the fire at the „Matei Balş” Institute in Bucharest, over 100 patients were evacuated, being transferred to other pavilions of the medical unit and to other hospitals in the capital. Four patients were transferred to Witing Hospital, two of them with mild forms of COVID-19 are stable, and one patient in serious condition was transferred to the Military Hospital. Another patient who arrived at Witing Hospital in an aggravated condition was stabilized and remains in medical care, the Transport Ministry said. The medical teams are currently assessing the health of both the transferred patients and those remaining in the „Matei Balş” Institute. Meanwhile, President Klaus Iohannis announced that he will go to the „Matei Balş” Institute, at 13:00, to see in person how the doctors were organized after the fire, but also how the investigation is going./opopescu

Prime Minister Florin Cîțu sent a message of condolences to families of the victimes of the fire at Matei Balș Hospital

Prime Minister Florin Cîțu sends his sincere condolences to the families of the victims from Matei Balş Hospital in the capital. He states, in a message on Facebook, that all measures have been taken to stabilize the situation as soon as possible and to immediately transfer some patients to other hospitals in Bucharest. The Prime Minister says that the reaction of the authorities was efficient and fast, and about the causes and responsibles he considers that the subject will be discussed after obtaining all the information. The Senate chairman, Anca Dragu, also states on a social network that the fire in the capital is a tragedy that cannot be left without consequences. She also believes that once the cause of the fire is established, it is necessary to analyze the way and how quickly it is necessary to review the health system in order to eliminate everything that is wrong./opopescu

Status of COVID-19 vaccinations in Romania

Almost 38,700 people have been vaccinated in the last 24 hours in Romania. More than 20,000 were immunized with the first dose, and the rest received the booster. There were 96 side effects, common and minor. In total, since the beginning of the campaign, almost 610,000 people have been vaccinated with the Pfizer serum, of which 460,000 with the first dose./opopescu