Prosecution of defendants in hospital power outage incident barred

Amman Public Prosecutor has decided to bar the prosecution of a number of defendants against whom lawsuits were filed alleging involvement in a recent power outage at a central Amman hospital where two persons died shortly before and after the incident…

Amman Public Prosecutor has decided to bar the prosecution of a number of defendants against whom lawsuits were filed alleging involvement in a recent power outage at a central Amman hospital where two persons died shortly before and after the incident.

The decision was based on a forensic medical report and a report of a select technical committee of doctors and specialists who confirmed that the power outage had nothing to do with the deaths at the Gardens Hospital, the secretariat-general of the Judicial Council told Petra on Thursday.

Still, the decision will have to be endorsed by a higher judicial authority, i.e. the Kingdom's Attorney General, before it is declared final.

Source: Jordan News Agency