The reason for the fire at city hospital # 1 in Chernivtsi, which broke out on Saturday in one of the wards of the infectious diseases department, was the self-arson of one of the patients. This was announced by director of the health department of the Chernivtsi Regional State Administration Oleh Chorny, as Zn.ua reported.
"The main version of the cause of the fire, which is now being investigated on the spot by employees of the emergency services and law enforcement agencies, is the self-arson of one of the seriously ill patients in one of the hospital wards," the message says.
This patient died on the spot. Another seriously ill patient, on whom the fire was thrown, is in critical condition with 3-4 degree burns.
As we reported earlier, in Chernivtsi, the explosion took place in a city hospital on Saturday, February 27. The victims were reported, as Deputy Chair of Chernivtsi Regional State Administration Natalya Husak wrote.
“Emergency situation! At city hospital #1, the explosion occurred. The victims are reported. I am at the site, hospitalize patients to other hospitals. All details to be reported later!” she wrote.