On Saturday afternoon (3) a part of the Lourenço Jorge City Hospital, Barra da Tijuca, one of the largest areas in the West of Rio de Janeiro. According to Mayor Marcelo Crivella, three elderly people died. "Not in the fire, but he died in transmission," he said.
"The case was very, very serious, had little therapeutic resources, the rest stopped the machines and died during transmission," he said.
The flames started soon at 04:00 on the second floor of Barra Regional Emergency Coordination, which forms the Jorge Lourenço complex and serves as a filter for "hospital services".
At 5 o'clock the Emergency Department was locked up for new patients. Half an hour later, 50 patients in the red and yellow room of the affected unit started the Realengo Albert Schweitzer Hospital.
The fire destroys part of Lorenço Jorge Hospital, Barra da Tijuca
The nurse, who did not want to identify himself, told the phone that some Lourenco Jorge specialists rushed to the CER to help the patients. No one was seriously injured, he said.
"Everyone got out for help, patients were taken to other wings, we organized people in the corridors," he says.
Marcelo Crivella Lourencho was in Jorge after the fire – Photo: Reproduction / Globo News
The rescue workers said the fire started around 3:40 am and ended in 10 minutes. He was involved in rescuing patients in the area. UPA experts say the site is overcrowded with some 300 people.
According to them, the help of doctors, ambulances and auxiliary workers was indispensable if they were to safely remove people until firefighters arrived.
"We always work at the border, without any conditions, if there was no such assistance, it would be a huge tragedy." There were a lot of people inside, in bed, intubated people.
According to the interviewed experts, the possibility of a criminal offense is excluded, because, according to them, the fire started at the top of the structure, perhaps in the electrical section of air conditioning.
"If the fire started, everyone died because it would not give us time to get in. It was a big scream, desperation, but we managed to save everyone," said a nurse.
Professionals did not want to identify themselves, because they believe they are threatened with the dismissal of the town hall.
"There's everybody who has two months to pay for her, without maintaining the hospital The Jorge Lourenço tomography has been interrupted for more than a year now to imagine all those in the overcrowded UPA in the hospital that have no sources of this absurd"
CER operates as a gateway in the hospital: Emergency and clinical emergency patients are being treated and trauma or surgery is transferred to the hospital.
The fire started on the second floor, serving the support of medical teams, dinners and dormitories – first the patient care.
CER patients in hospital are intact due to fire – Photo: Reproduction / Social Networks
Police and firefighters forbid the aisle line to Linha Amarela, Ayrton Senna Avenue – Photo: Reproduction / COR
Fire Checked at Lourenço Jorge CER – Photo: Reproduction / Social Networks
Fire in Lourenço Jorge CER already controlled – Photo: Teixeira Patrícia / G1
Patient and accompanying drama
Young man in Lourenço Jorge's PAU when the fire started
"The scenario was a chaos, it seemed like a war," sums up Valentin Júnior, a businessman who visited his father, stroke victim and hospital from October to October 14.
"When I came to help me remove my father, the nurse shocked me," recalls Valter.
"My dad needed to remove a cylinder, but it worked, thanks to God. The reports he heard were the lack of neglect and maintenance," he said.
The map shows that the hospital Lourenço Jorge and the part were destroyed – Photo: Infographics: Alexandre Mauro / G1
The City of Rio City Operations Center informs that the side bar of Ayrton Senna Avenue towards Linha Amarela has been closed. The traffic is directed to the middle band. At about 16:00, Av. Ayrton Senna returned to Av. Pref. Dulcídio Cardoso.
Competitors can choose Recreio (Av. Alfredo Baltazar da Silveira) or Pepê (Av. Érico Veríssimo).
Av. Luis Carlos Prestes, Av. José Silva de Azevedo Neto and Av. Juan Manuel Fanjo, traveling through Av. Das Americas, may take Av. Ayrton Senna to Via Parque.