Tag: fire
Macedonia 18.09.21 | 21:21

VMRO-DPMNE alleges that Minister Filipce was warned that the modular hospitals are flammable, but ignored the warning

Experts warned Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce that using flammable insulation in the modular Covid hospitals is very dangerous, VMRO-DPMNE official Dragan Kovacki said during a press conference today. According to Kovacki, Filipce ignored direct warnings about the safety of the 19 improvised hospitals...

Macedonia 16.09.21 | 23:53

Nikoloski: Media outlets are pressured to stop reporting about the Tetovo hospital fire

The Zaev Government is exerting pressure on the media outlets not to report on the aftermath of the deadly Tetovo hospital fire, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski said during an Alfa TV interview. The fire, that killed 15 patients and family members, is a major political issue for the Zaev...

Macedonia 15.09.21 | 16:46

German experts who are supposed to help with the Tetovo hospital fire investigation still haven’t arrived in Macedonia

The group of four German experts, who were supposed to come and help in the investigation after the catastrophic hospital fire in Tetovo last week, still haven’t arrived to Macedonia. Government spokesman Dusko Arsovski said that they are expected to arrive within days. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev...

Macedonia 15.09.21 | 12:42

Mickoski: The containers should have withstood minimum 2 hours of fire, but they burned in 2 minutes. Here is why

In the absence of answers from the authorities, the leader of VMRO-DPMNE Hristijan Mickoski shares information that increases the responsibility of those who run away from moral and any other responsibility. Yesterday I asked about the manner and material of construction of the modular hospitals. Here...

Macedonia 15.09.21 | 10:18

Zaev, Filipce and Hasani know the answers to these 10 questions – the truth will not be known until they leave

Zaev, Filipce and Hasani should resign, only then will we have an impartial investigation that will answer all questions to which the Prime Minister, Minister of Health and his Deputy do not want to hear the answer, VMRO-DPMNE said. Zaev, Filipce and Hasani know, but they don want the answers to these...

Macedonia 14.09.21 | 15:20

AA asks key questions to the municipality and the hospital: Why was there no fire alarm, protective equipment and who installed the electricity network?

The modular hospitals in the country were built with funds from the World Bank loan, and according to the tender documentation, published by the Alliance for Albanians, it is clear that the Tetovo Hospital and the Municipality of Tetovo are responsible for fire protection. After the municipality of Tetovo...

Macedonia 14.09.21 | 13:23

Installation of oxygen supply was not part of the contract for the modular hospitals, it was placed later

According to initial information from what could be seen from the footage from the fire in the modular hospital in Tetovo on September 8, there is an incredibly fast spread of the fire and several explosions. One of the possible explanations for the speed of the fire, according to experts, is the concentration...

Macedonia 13.09.21 | 11:06

Man who lost his father and brother and spoke out about the chaos preceding the Tetovo fire says he is now getting death threats

Ibin Emshiu, a man from Tetovo who lost his father and paralyzed brother to the dreadful hospital fire last week, said that he is now receiving death threats to stop talking about the catastrophe. The fire that killed 15 patients and visitors became a major political issue for the ruling SDSM –...

Macedonia 12.09.21 | 18:22

New video of Tetovo covid hospital fire emerges: Several explosions, screams and sirens heard

A new video of the fire at the Covid hospital in Tetovo has emerged. This time it is on the other side of the river, where it is clear that through the fire, there are several explosions, probably from oxygen. The deadly fire that occurred on the night of September 8 claimed 14 lives. The modular hospital...

Macedonia 12.09.21 | 09:02

There was no fire extinguisher in the Tetovo covid center, a Tetovo resident testifies

There was no fire extinguisher or fire extinguishing system in the modular covid center in Tetovo, Emshi Ibim, who lost his father and brother in the fire, told “Deutsche Welle”. Emshi Ibim from the village of Sinicane spent six days caring for his family members at the hospital because,...

Macedonia 11.09.21 | 15:49

Tetovo march: The tragic fire was the last straw in everything, in recent years we’ve been silent about all the bad things that have happened

A march was held in Tetovo on Saturday from the town square to the burned modular hospital in honor of the 14 people who lost their lives on September 8 fire. Before the start of the march on the square, trees were symbolically planted in honor of the victims. Flowers and wreaths were laid in front of...

Macedonia 11.09.21 | 15:08

Zaev doesn’t say whether he accepts the resignations: Responsibility will be determined on the basis of irrefutable facts

The Prime Minister of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, addressed the public and media representatives with a statement regarding the launched expert investigation and the resignations for the accident in the covid center in Tetovo. He said he had received the resignations of the Minister of Health Filipce, the...

Macedonia 11.09.21 | 11:05

Health Ministry chose the materials for the modular hospitals: This is how PUR insulation panel burns exposed to fire for 30 seconds

This is what a PUR insulation panel looks like when exposed to fire for about 30 seconds. Next to it is the PIR panel, exposed to fire for the same amount of time, reports TV 24. The PUR panel has a low flame resistance. PUR panels are installed in the modular hospitals in the country. Is this the reason...

Macedonia 10.09.21 | 22:11

Filipce’s resignation is not enough, the investigation will be successful only if Zaev resigns

48 hours have passed since the tragic event in Tetovo, and Zaev still has not addressed the public about the disaster. Zaev has been silent for two days and is avoiding resignation in order to free the investigation from influence that will hinder its objectivity and neutrality, says VMRO-DPMNE. The...

Macedonia 10.09.21 | 21:07

AA: They resigned after they saw indications of mistakes in the construction of the Tetovo Covid Center

Those who just 24 hours ago said it was time for challenges, not resignations, are resigning after the publication of the first indications of tragic mistakes in the construction of the modular hospital in Tetovo, reacts the Alliance for Albanians. These late resignations are an attempt to justify a...

Macedonia 10.09.21 | 19:25

Deputy Health Minister Ilir Hasani resigns for moral reasons

Deputy Minister of Health Ilir Hasani also resigned this afternoon. He announced his resignation on Facebook. In such serious moments for all of us, I resign as the highest moral act. Even though I have nothing to do with modular hospital procedures, although I have nothing to do with the organizational...

Macedonia 10.09.21 | 18:38

If I were in this position, I would resign for moral reasons, Pendarovski tells Filipce

If I were in this position, I would resign for moral reasons, says President Stevo Pendarovski about the decision of Minister Venko Filipce not to assume responsibility until the investigation is completed. Macedonia mourns the 15 lives that were lost in the tragic fire in the modular covid hospital...

Macedonia 10.09.21 | 18:02

Tetovo hospital director, Florin Besimi, resigns

The director of the Tetovo Hospital, Dr. Florin Besimi, announced that he is resigning, after Wednesday’s fire at the Tetovo covid center in which 14 people died. As a doctor, who I have dedicated my whole professional life to treating my fellow citizens and as the first responsible person in the...

Macedonia 10.09.21 | 16:51

Tetovo Municipality to give 60 thousand denars to families of victims and injured in the fire

I met with the fire brigade. According to their report at 9:02 pm on September 8 they received a call that fire broke out in the covid hospital. They arrived at there at 9:07 pm with 16 firefighters and three trucks. The fire was extinguished at 09:45 pm, said the mayor of Tetovo, Teuta Arifi on Friday. Due...

Macedonia 10.09.21 | 12:46

Faulty defibrillator remains a possible cause of the Tetovo hospital fire

Sloboden Pecat reports the indirect testimony of a doctor from the Tetovo modular Covid hospital, who told colleagues that he saw smoke coming out from a defibrillator that was being used to reanimate a young patient. This, according to other witnesses, was a possible reason for the fire. The colleague...

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