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MOSCOW, August 30 (Itar-Tass) — A group of leading specialists on burns treatment have left for Stavropol where a pressure chamber went on fire in a children’s hospital last night, the press service of the Russian Health Ministry reports.
A teenage patient was inside the pressure chamber when the fire broke out. The teenager is in an intensive care ward in critical condition. A doctor who was nearby at the time of the inflammation and tried to save the child also received burns.
“The Russian Health Ministry and personally Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova are presenting profound condolences to the relatives and family of the injured teenager,” the press service went on to say.
The Russian Health Ministry has set up a special commission to investigate the incident at the Stavropol children’s hospital.
“The Russian Health Ministry will check and examine all medical equipment at all Russian medical establishments. Systemic measures on renovation of medical equipment will be taken on the basis of the findings of this all-out inspection,” the Russian Health Ministry reports.
Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova has already issued relevant instructions.