An event as unusual as it was serious was experienced in Reconquista, Santa Fe, since a field hospital for the care of those infected with coronavirus lost oxygen supply because a man stole the pipes that transport said chemical element.
During the early hours of last Sunday, the maintenance manager of the former Central Hospital “Olga Stucky de Rizzi”, today converted into field hospital, He called the police to report that the oxygen pressure in the hospital had dropped dramatically, and then directly disappeared.
When touring the area of the building where the pipes run, the uniformed men and hospital employees detected the origin of the problem: the trunk pipe had been stolen, like others on the secondary network.
At that time, the representatives of the security force were told that in the sector in which the pediatric service previously operated, they had housed ten families that some time ago staged a land grab in the zone.
The oxygen pipes were stolen from a hospital in Reconquista
Led to the rooms used by these people, on one of the beds they discovered a burlap bag with copper pipes and a radiator, as well as lead pipes and a stopcock. Later, in another room, they made a similar find.
Immediately, the man who was held responsible for the crime was transferred to a police headquarters, where was arrested by order of the prosecutor Sebastián Marichal.
The case was captioned as qualified robbery and the 36-year-old defendant, according to local sources told lt10, has a long history of robberies and armed robberies, among other crimes.
As reported by the Santa Fe daily El Litoral, police sources indicated that the pipes that provide oxygen to the hospital will be reinstalled from scratch urgently.