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Doctors In Russia Successfully Complete Open Heart Surgery Amid Hospital Fire

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An open-heart surgery was successfully accomplished amid a blazing atmosphere at a Russian hospital.


Firefighters assist medical staff and associated people to keep them safe as well as to help surgeons carry out their surgery.


A fire broke out at a cardiac surgery center in Blagoveshchensk, in Russia's Far East, on April 2, 2021.


The fire was caught on Friday at the wooden roofed building located in the eastern city of Blagoveshchensk.


Amidst this scorching incident, a team of eight doctors was striving their best to rescue a heart patient. The brave surgeons were, in fact, performing cardiac surgery in the operation theater, located on the ground floor.


According to the Amur region branch of the emergencies, the electricity was provided via a separate cable to the operating theatre.



Alongside the firefighters did every effort that the smoke did not reach or spread to the operating room. As the smoke continues to rise, 60 patients were evacuated immediately from the hospital.


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


An electrical disruption causes the onset of fire. The accident was safely controlled. Fortunately, there was no casualty during the chaos.


Valentin Filatov, head of the cardio surgery unit, gave an interview to the state television. She commented

"We had to save this person and we did everything,"


According to the Ministry, the patient was evacuated from the burning building and shifted to another hospital.


As a matter of fact, the local authorities, as well as the residents, were proud of their doctors and firefighter squads. They are all willing to award the responsible doctors who continued with the operation in such a dreadful scenario and the firefighters who extinguished the fire

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