Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.14 - 21 January 2016
Defence Minister’s visit to “Queen Astrid” Military Hospital
On Thursday, 21 January, Defence Minister Mihnea Motoc visited the Romanian patients badly injured in the Colective night club fire who were hospitalized in “Queen Astrid” Military Hospital, Brussels.
Minister Mihnea Motoc ensured the Romanian citizens treated in Belgium of our Government support throughout their hospitalization in the Belgian Armed Force’s medical institution including of the support of Romania’s military representatives in Brussels given in solving any emerging issues they may face.
As a follow-up to the dialogue and discussions initiated by Prime Minister Dacian Cioloº, Minister Motoc met with the doctors and the hospital leadership who informed him on the evolution of the heath condition and the recovery status of the patients.
On this occasion, the Romanian minister awarded “Queen Astrid” Military Hospital and certain members of the medical team the Romanian Armed Force’s Emblem of Honour with the peace mark as a token of appreciation for the medical care received by the Romanian patients who survived the tragedy of October 30, 2015.