As later promised On his Twitter page, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, all patients evacuated from the building in City Clinical Hospital No. 50, will be transferred to other hospitals. He expressed condolences to the family and friends of the deceased patient.
A TASS source claims that, according to preliminary data, a malfunction of medical equipment could lead to a fire. At the same time, according to the source of Interfax, the focus was on the first floor of the urological building, where patients with COVID-19 are being treated. “The reason is the ignition of personal items,” the source said.
Verification of the fact of a fire in the hospital will begin the capital’s prosecutor’s office, told RBC the head of the press service of the supervisory authority Lyudmila Nefedova. “Based on the results of the audit, if there are grounds, the issue of taking response measures will be resolved,” she said.
In mid-April, the Moscow Department of Health reported that for the treatment of patients with coronavirus, the treatment building No. 6 of Clinical Hospital No. 50, designed for 450 beds, was redesigned. Oxygen was delivered to the beds, including CT devices for the most effective diagnosis of patients with suspected COVID-19, which were installed in the case.