Defendants in Al-Hussein Salt Hospital sentenced to three years imprisonment

Jordan

Published: 2022-09-27 16:36

Last Updated: 2022-12-07 13:39


Defendants in Al-Hussein Salt Hospital sentenced to three years imprisonment
Defendants in Al-Hussein Salt Hospital sentenced to three years imprisonment

The defendants in the case of Al-Hussein Salt Hospital were sentenced to three years in prison, the Amman Court of Appeals decided Tuesday.

This came after the court decided to reject the appeal submitted by the convicts in the case and to uphold the decision regarding their conviction of causing the death of nine people.

Sept. 9, 2021, the Amman Magistrates Court decided to add a new death count in the oxygen case at Al-Hussein Salt New Hospital, bringing the total number of deaths that occurred due to the oxygen being suddenly cut off from patients in the intensive care unit to 10.

March 13, 2021, a technical defect in the Al-Hussein New Salt Hospital caused patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) to be cut off from oxygen, which led to the death of a number of Jordanians.

The former Minister of Health, Nathir Obeidat, testified in the case in a previous session, in which he confirmed that one of the oxygen tanks was filled two days before the accident and the other was filled at 75 percent capacity.