Hospital fire in Russia, doctors continue to operate

A group of doctors at a hospital in Russia successfully completed open-heart surgery on a patient as firefighters tried to deal with a huge fire on the roof of the building.

More than 120 people were evacuated and no injuries were reported at the hospital, which is located in Blagoveshchensk.

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Operation can continue thanks to emergency power lines attached to the operating room on the ground floor, while the fan prevents smoke from entering. Ekonomi Rusia

Chief surgeon Valentin Filatov said his team “had to save the patient and we did everything”.

Eight doctors and nurses were involved in the two-hour operation, which started just before the fire broke out.

The Russian emergency ministry said the hospital was built in 1907 in the tsarist era, and the flames “spread like lightning through the wooden ceiling”. Short circuit is suspected to be the cause of the fire. Berita politik dan ekonomi Rusia

The operating room in the hospital

Doctor Antonina Smolina said there was “no panic” among the hospital staff.

The governor of the Amur region, Vasily Orlov, praised the professionalism of the surgical team and firefighters who managed to extinguish the fire. They will all get an award. Politik Rusia

The hospital is the only one in the Blagoveshchensk region with a special cardiology unit. Politik Indonesia

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