Psychiatric hospital patient kills five others in Romania
Psychiatric hospital patient beats five others with an infusion standard and injures several others in outbursts in the Romanian facility
- The 38-year-old attacked his fellow patients in the city of Sapoca on Sunday
- Three died on the spot, one later that day and today an 88-year-old woman
- Authorities are now investigating whether hospital staff will be prosecuted
A patient in a psychiatric hospital killed five others with an infusion standard and injured several others in a disaster in Romania.
The 38-year-old attacked his fellow patients Sunday at a facility near the city of Sapoca and killed three of them on the spot.
Another person died in hospital later on Sunday and the fifth victim, an 88-year-old woman, died on Monday.
Authorities are now investigating whether hospital personnel are being charged with massacre charges.
Hospital manager Viorica Mihalascu, who resigned after the incident, said: & # 39; everything happened in less than a minute & # 39 ;.
A patient in a psychiatric hospital (see photo) killed five others with an infusion standard and injured several others in a disaster in Romania
Mihalascu added that & # 39; his symptoms did not indicate that the tragedy was going to happen & # 39 ;.
According to the broadcaster ProTV, the suspect attacker tried to run away after the rampage, but was stopped by a police officer.
The attack occurred in two rooms of the hospital where patients were sedated or in bed, according to reports.
The unemployed suspect was apparently admitted to hospital on Thursday and it was unclear whether he had received the right medication.
He had initially been in a surveillance room but was reportedly moved to another room when another patient arrived.
The motive for the alleged attack remained unclear today.
The Ministry of Health said today that hospital workers are being prosecuted for suspicion of negligence in the workplace.
Romanian Health Minister Sorina Pintea said she personally traveled to the hospital after the Prime Minister was informed of the disaster.
According to Media fax she said the blunt standard should never have been left in a room with psychiatric patients.
"It is a tragic case that requires careful analysis and urgent action," she said in a Facebook post.
& # 39; We have always said that the safety and health of patients is the entire medical system.
& # 39; We are among the grieving families and we convey all our compassion and ensure that all those who are found to be guilty will pay. & # 39;
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