Stradiņš Hospital moves oncology patients due to basement flood

Water has flowed into the basement of the oncology building at Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital on Tuesday, so electricity has been cut off for safety reasons and patients moved to other buildings, the hospital said.

The situation is under control and the treatment of patients is ongoing. Both patients and hospital staff are safe. Technical work to prevent the accident is in progress.

Radiation therapy has been interrupted as some equipment has been flooded.

Hospital spokeswoman Janita Veinberga told Latvian Radio she was also in contact with people who were due to come to this department for procedures. Eighteen people in total had been moved to a different building, their treatment has not been affected.

She assumed that the inflow of water could be due to the sewer system or construction taking place next to the hospital.

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