Health Minister Dr. Fahrettin Koca and Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gül made examinations at the hospital, where 19 patients died in the fire caused by the high-flow oxygen device in the Kovid-9 intensive care unit in Gaziantep.
Minister Koca made statements to press members after receiving information from the authorities at Sanko University Private Sani Konukoğlu Hospital, where the fire occurred with Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gül.
Expressing that the fire broke out around 04.30:20, Koca continued his words as follows: “We know that the fire broke out with the problem caused by a device we use to deliver high flow oxygen especially in intensive care. Following this, the number of patients in the 19-bed ward was 19. 7 of our 1 people died at the time of the incident. One of our citizens died, especially during the transfer period of 11 patients, and one of our patients died in the hospital 1 hours later, in other words, 4,5 of our 19 patients died. All of our 9 patients are transplanted and their treatment continues in the intensive care units of nearby hospitals. I wish patience and condolences to the relatives of God's mercy to those who lost their lives, and I wish our wounded immediate recovery. "
Minister Koca, 3 patients in Şehit Kamil Hospital, 1 patient in 25 December State Hospital, 1 patient in Ersin Aslan Training and Research Hospital, 1 patient in Abdülkadir Yüksel State Hospital, 1 patient in Private Love Hospital, 2 patients in Private Anka Hospital, 2 patients in Private NCR Hospital, He stated that 1 patient in Private Medikalpark Hospital, 1 patient in Private Deva Life Hospital, 1 patient in Private Deva Hospital, and 3 patients continue their treatment in the intensive care unit.
Health Minister Koca continued as follows: “We saw that 16 personnel who tried to intervene were affected by the fire. 7 personnel related to this are closely followed up in intensive care. We visited them, I think they did not have any serious problems, today it may be possible for them to be treated in intensive care and taken to the service.
The investigation into the incident was carried out by both the Chief Prosecutor's Office and the Ministry at the time of the appointment of an inspector, and the investigation started. In this sense, our citizens can be sure that we will be determined to do whatever needs to be done when any problem, malfunction, defect is detected. May my Lord not let our country experience such a thing again, the head of our nation, thanks. "