Iraqi Health Minister resigns after 12 newborns die in Baghdad hospital fire

Iraqi Health Minister Adila Hamoud
Iraqi Health Minister Adila Hamoud. File Photo

( Baghdad – Iraqi Health Minister Adila Hamoud, submitted her resignation after the death of 12 newborns in a fire at Yarmouk Hospital in Baghdad.

Hammoud announced her resignation during her appearance on a program at one of the local television channels, after the death of 12 newborn babies, as well as injuring 29 women. The fire broke out at the Iraq’s biggest hospital in Baghdad on Wednesday.

The minister said that the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit in the maternity lounge. The minister on Wednesday sacked Yarmouk Hospital director after the incident.

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