The Iraqi Ministry of health has published a preliminary investigation of the fire in the body of the mother and child hospital in Baghdad «Yarmuk». The flames claimed the lives of 13 of the patients on the ward for premature babies.
«Before, we believed that the cause of the tragedy was a short circuit. However, investigators found at the scene traces of combustible materials. Thus, the cause of death of infants was an arson» — said the press Secretary of the Ministry of health Ahmad al-Rudaini.
Medical center «Yarmouk is one of the largest in Baghdad. However, the level of its services is low because of the prosperous Iraq corruption. Those who can afford it, prefer to be treated in private clinics or abroad.
We will remind that the fire at the hospital occurred on the night of August 10. Firefighters managed to save seven of the 29 infants of mothers, however, two children later died. The tragedy became the reason of resignation of the Minister of health Adila Hamoud.