Health Minister Sergei Minyalo said 71 patients were in the intensive care unit at the time of the accident, 13 of whom were provided with mechanical ventilator support. The nine patients who died were put on ventilators.
Minaello explained that the deceased’s lungs were already at 90% risk before the tube ruptured.
According to the Russian minister, the problem was quickly discovered and resolved within 30-40 minutes. Other patients were helped with “oxygen cylinders and stents”. The reasons are still under investigation.
Other accidents in Russia
Russia has seen other incidents in hospitals treating coronavirus patients since the start of the pandemic.
In June, three people died in a fire in a hospital in Ryazan, southeast of Moscow. A month ago, two fires were caused by ventilator failure It left six people dead in hospitals in Saint Petersburg and Moscow.
Russia is the fourth country in the world in terms of the number of coronavirus cases, with about 6.5 million infected and 165,650 deaths, according to an AFP count.
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