Maharashtra: 10 patients die in major fire in Ahmednagar Civil Hospital
In Maharashtra, 10 people were killed in a blaze that broke out in the Intensive Care Unit for COVID patients in Ahmednagar’s Civil Hospital. In all, 17 patients were taking treatment in this ward. Other patients in the ward have suffered burn injuries and they have been shifted to another hospital.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed the Ahmednagar District Collector to conduct an in-depth inquiry into the matter and submit the report within a week.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray who has directed to conduct a high-level inquiry into the fire incident in the ICU for COVID patients in the Ahmednagar Civil Hospital has said that strict action will be taken against the culprits.
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that to prevent repetition of fire incidence in the hospitals, directions have been given to implement necessary precautionary measures.
In a tweet, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope has announced five lakh rupees compensation to the next of the kin. He informed that seven patients were rescued. Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Bharati Pawar has also expressed grief over the incident.
The President, Vice President and Prime Minister have expressed sadness on the loss of lives due to fire in a hospital in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.
President Ram Nath Kovind said, the news of the death of people due to fire at Civil Hospital in Ahmednagar is extremely sad. He expressed condolences to the bereaved families and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said, he is pained to learn about the loss of lives in a fire that broke out in the ICU ward of Ahmednagar District Hospital in Maharashtra. He expressed condolences to the bereaved families. Mr Naidu said, his thoughts and prayers are with the injured.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed anguish at the loss of lives due to a fire in a hospital in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. In a tweet, he gave his condolences to the bereaved families and wished for the the injured to recover at the earliest
11 patients killed in fire at civil hospital in Ahmednagar.Many others in serious condition. Just see the water pressure of this fire brigade van which cannot even reach first floor. It’s not fire that killed them it’s a murder by our system that takes life of a poor for granted. pic.twitter.com/6HQSTJVjem
— Imtiaz Jaleel (@imtiaz_jaleel) November 6, 2021