Nitrogen leak in Al-Salt hospital is no cause for concern — source

Salt hospital
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AMMAN — An official medical source at Al-Salt Governmental Hospital confirmed to Al-Ghad News that the nitrogen leakage incident that the hospital witnessed on Sunday is not dangerous, nor should it be a cause of concern.اضافة اعلان

The source added that the cause of the citizens’ anxiety is their fears that this incident would be similar to the oxygen accident last March when a sudden lack of oxygen from the hospital’s COVID-19 department caused the death of 10 patients. A trial is still ongoing for the case.

The medical source indicated that a nitrogen leakage incident occurred inside a warehouse and not in any medical departments. Civil defense teams dealt with the incident immediately, without the occurrence of any damages, except for a minor injury to one of the workers.

The source pointed out that nitrogen is used for long-term anesthesia and has nothing to do with the oxygen supply network. However, he added that the hospital administration began an investigation into the accident to find out its details, to avoid its recurrence in the future.

The Ministry of Health is following up on the details of the incident and its repercussions.

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