Salt hospital case hearing grants prosecution one week to review evidence

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AMMAN — The Amman Magistrates Court granted the Public Prosecution one week to review evidence presented by defense lawyers for the defendants charged in the accidental death of ten COVID-19 patients at a hospital in Salt last March after oxygen at the hospital ran out, Al Ghad News reported.اضافة اعلان

The court convened Thursday its thirty-fifth public hearing in the case, headed by Judge Dr. Uday Al-Fraihat, during which defense lawyers presented their evidence in the case. The court decided to grant the public prosecution a week to determine its position on the evidence.

The court had given the defendants in the case 14 days to submit their evidence to the court, which is the period stipulated by law, and before that they submitted their defense statements.

During the previous hearings, the court finished listening 66 prosecution witnesses in the case, among them the former Minister of Health, Dr. Nazir Obeidat, and a number of experts and forensic doctors.

The Public Prosecution charged all of the defendants with causing death of all ten victims. The defendants protested their innocence during the first hearing in the case in April.

On March 14 this year, oxygen ran out in the COVID-19 patients’ ward at Salt Government Hospital which resulted in the death of ten Jordanian citizens.
The Amman Criminal Court began hearing the case at the beginning of last April, and the case is ongoing.

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