Iraqi Health Minister submits resignation following hospital fire that killed 82 people

MENA

Published: 2021-05-04 17:16

Last Updated: 2021-05-17 06:30


Iraqi Health Minister submits resignation following hospital fire that killed 82 people
Iraqi Health Minister submits resignation following hospital fire that killed 82 people

Tuesday, the Iraqi Minister of Health Hassan al-Tamimi submitted his resignation following the hospital fire that killed 82 people, the government said in a statement.

April 24, at least 82 people were killed and 110 were injured in a huge fire that broke out in an intensive care unit in Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital in Baghdad.

Additionally, the Prime Ministry cabinet ordered the dismissal of the director of Ibn Al-Khatib hospital and other senior hospital officials.

The disaster occurred after an oxygen tank exploded due to improper storage methods.

Tamimi had been suspended immediately following the fire. The government lifted his suspension Tuesday, May 4, but he resigned.


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