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Gujarat: 8 Patients Killed In Ahmedabad Covid Hospital Fire, PM Offers Rs 2 Lakh Compensation

by GoNews Desk 1 month ago Views 566
Gujarat: 8 Patients Killed In Ahmedabad Covid Hosp

Eight patients died while a few were injured in a fire that broke out at a Covid hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Among the dead are five men and three women. All were admitted to the ICU and were said to be battling COVID-19.

The accident took place at Shrey Hospital in the Navrangpura area of ​​Ahmedabad at 3.15 am. There was a fire in the ICU ward on the fourth floor. Though the cause of the fire has not yet been ascertained, according to the initial investigation, the fire was caused by a short circuit. However, soon the fire was extinguished and the fire brigade was completely under control at 4.20 pm. According to Rajiv Kumar Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary of Gujarat, the rest 41 patients were admitted to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital and the bodies have been sent for postmortem.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief via a tweet on the incident. PM also spoke to Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani and Ahmedabad Mayor Bijal Patel about the situation. The administration also said to provide all possible help to the affected people.

On behalf of the Prime Minister, Rs 2 lakh compensation has been announced to victims’ families and Rs 50,000 to the injured. The compensation amount will be given from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.

Meanwhile, according to the Gujarat Chief Minister’s Office, CM Vijay Rupani has ordered an inquiry into the fire incident at the Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad. Sangeeta Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department will lead the investigation. CM Vijay Rupani has also ordered a report within 3 days.

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