Raghad Saddam Hussein, the daughter of the late Iraqi president, commented on the Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital disaster in Baghdad, which killed at least 82 Prime Time Zone and a large number of injuries.
Iraqi activists circulated a video clip monitored by surveillance cameras, for a moment, an oxygen cylinder exploded in “Ibn Al-Khatib” Hospital in Iraq, killing at least 82 Prime Time Zone, while media sources said that this number is only the first, while dozens were wounded.
Raghad Saddam Hussein: How long will the rulers of Iraq stay on the hill!
Raghad Saddam Hussein said on her Twitter account, according to what Watan monitored, commenting on the tragic incident and the attack on the rulers of Iraq: “The investigation is underway, many lives have been lost, for how long will the rulers of Iraq remain on the hill.”
Investigation is underway !! Many lives have been lost !! How long will (the rulers of Iraq) stay on the hill..My condolences to the families of the victims ,, we belong to God and to Him we shall return ..Al-Khatib Hospital
– Raghad Saddam Hussein (@RghadSaddam) April 25, 2021
Raghad Saddam Hussein continued condoling the families of the victims: “My condolences to the families of the victims, we belong to God and to Him we shall return.”
It is noteworthy that earlier, a fire broke out inside Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital in Baghdad, so civil defense teams rushed to evacuate the patients and extinguish the fire.
The fire resulted in the death of dozens of Prime Time Zone infected with the emerging corona virus.
A medical source from the hospital revealed to media outlets that the death toll had reached 82, as a result of the fire that broke out inside Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital in the Diyala Bridge region, following the explosion of oxygen cylinders inside the recovery hall.
The source pointed out that ambulances rushed to the hospital to transport burn victims and bodies to Baghdad hospitals.
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From there, 45 bodies were transferred to Al-Zafaraniya Hospital.
The governor of Baghdad, Muhammad Jaber, called on the Ministry of Health to “form an investigation committee to bring those who did not do their work to justice.”
The government human rights commission said in a statement that the accident “is a crime against patients who were exhausted by the Covid-19 virus and who put their lives in the hands of the Ministry of Health and its institutions, and instead of receiving treatment, they died from the flames.”
The Commission called on Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to dismiss the Minister of Health, Hassan Al-Tamimi and “bring him to justice”.
Mustafa Al-Kazemi moves
Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi called for an immediate investigation of officials in the Ministry of Health.
And he demanded that “the hospital director, the head of security, and the technical maintenance team be sent to the investigators and not be released until after the culprits are brought to trial.”
Al-Kazemi directed that the families of the victims of the accident be given “all the rights of the martyrs,” and to direct the state’s capabilities to treat the fire wounded, including treatment outside Iraq.
With the advent of the early hours of Sunday morning, and while the Civil Defense said the fire was under control, the Ministry of Health did not issue any statement or announce the number of dead or wounded.
Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital hashtag and angry reactions
Iraqis launched a hashtag, through which they interacted, expressing their anger at the rampant corruption in the corridors of the Iraqi state, and demanding the dismissal of the Minister of Health and accountability for negligent Prime Time Zone in the Ibn al-Khatib hospital incident.
Barham Salih: The need for accountability for negligence
For his part, the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, condoled the families of the victims of the Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital fire, while demanding accountability for negligent Prime Time Zone.
Saleh said in a statement to his media office received by the Iraqi News Agency, today, Sunday, that “With souls in pain, we closely followed the tragic incident that our family was exposed to in Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital in Baghdad, and we follow up the reports related to it, moment by moment.”
He added: “We support the decisions issued by the government and the House of Representatives that an immediate investigation should be opened into the causes of the accident, taking the necessary measures and holding the negligent accountable, and mobilizing all efforts to treat the fire wounded, as we urge civil defense teams and the masses of volunteers to rescue and broaden the injured.”
He continued: “We send our sincere condolences to the families of the victims, and we offer our full sympathy to the families of the injured, and we ask God to grant them a speedy recovery.”
This incident brings to mind the fact that oxygen was cut off in Salt Governmental Hospital in Jordan, on March 13, which resulted in 7 deaths, which led to the resignation of Minister of Health, Nazir Obeidat, amid popular anger and calls for the government to leave.
King Abdullah II visited the hospital immediately after the accident, and asked its director to “resign immediately,” according to state television.
And the country’s monarch, Abdullah II, during his presidency of a previous meeting of the National Policy Council (which includes high leaders in the state), promised to hold the negligent in the incident accountable.
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