At the end of March, the hospital ran out of oxygen at the Poznań International Fair. The prosecutor’s office is checking whether any of the patients could have suffered as a result. The procedure is at an early stage, but six people who died in hospital that day have already been dissected.
The Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Poznań explains the circumstances of the incident on March 30. Then there was no oxygen for patients in the temporary hospital on the premises of the Poznań International Fair. Then twelve people were transported to another clinic. At a press conference held on the same day, it was reported that oxygen was ordered too late for the temporary hospital.
Therefore, the Wielkopolska Voivode sent a notification to the prosecutor’s office about the possibility of committing a crime of endangering the lives and health of patients. Due to the incident at the facility, the deputy director for technical matters and the employee responsible for ordering oxygen were dismissed.
They ordered sections
On Monday, the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Poznań announced that the incident was initiated on March 31, it is conducted in terms of exposure to the immediate danger of loss of life or serious damage to health and manslaughter.
The investigation into this matter, under the supervision of the regional prosecutor’s office, is currently being carried out by the Provincial Police Headquarters in Poznań. – Six deceased people have been autopsied so far. There are no results yet. Another section is planned, said Anna Marszałek, spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office. As she pointed out, the procedure is at a preliminary stage. For now, the prosecutor’s office is analyzing the evidence collected so far and will make further decisions on this basis.
Both for manslaughter and for exposure to immediate danger of loss of life or serious damage to health by persons who are under the obligation to care for the victim may be imprisoned for up to five years.
The temporary hospital at MTP was launched at the beginning of February. Currently, it has over 300 places for COVID-19 patients. According to the assumptions, if necessary, the temporary facility at MTP can be expanded to accommodate over 500 patients.
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