Five sentenced to prison over deadly oxygen outage incident

A judicial panel at the Amman Magistrate’s Court on Sunday sentenced 4 former directors and an oxygen technician at the Al-Salt government-run hospital, northwest, to a three-year prison term each after it found them guilty of 10 counts of involuntary manslaughter over the death of 10 patients at the hospital earlier this year due to oxygen supply outage.

 

The court also fined the convicts an amount of JD3,575 each and acquitted 8 other defendants in the high-profile case which occurred in March this year and sparked wide public uproar. The convicts may challenge the verdicts against them before higher courts, including the Court of Appeal and the Court of Cassation.

 

Those convicted today are the former hospital director, his assistant for services and distribution, the head of the medical gases group, the director of medical devices, and an oxygen technician.

 

Source: Jordan News Agency

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