Covid-19 hospital fire in Ahmedabad leaves 8 patients dead
AHMEDABAD: A blaze in the wee hours at a private hospital here has left eight Covid-19 patients dead, a fire brigade official said on Thursday.
The victims include five men and three women, who were being treated at the ICU ward of the Covid-19 designated Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura area of Ahmedabad, the official said.
Fire broke out around 3.30 am on Thursday, he said.
Around 40 other Covid-19 patients at the facility were rescued and shifted to a civic hospital in the city, he said.
"Eight coronavirus patients admitted in the ICU ward of Shrey Hospital have died due to the fire, which has been doused," said an official of the Ahmedabad fire department.
“Ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the hospital fire in Ahmedabad. Rs. 50,000 each would be given to those injured due to the hospital fire,” PM Modi said.
The cause of the fire is not known yet, he said.
With 1,073 new coronavirus positive cases, Gujarat's Covid-19 tally reached 66,777 on Wednesday. The number of deceased has gone up to 2,557, an official said.
Hospitals ho toh aisa. No need for separate cremation ground.
Still kakoos bhaktas are believing that Gujarat is California?
Is Amit Shah taking treatment in that hospital?
Gujarat again once more proved as backward state in infrastructure......
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Why not Ex-gratia from PM Cares fund? It was started during Covid and mostly for this purpose.
Such a terrible way to die. After investigation only will we know what caused the blaze.
Very unfortunate persons. First they suffer from Covid and then this tragedy visits.
Shameer i k
Thats why Amitshah escaped from Gujrat to Delhi for better treatment..
Daku Jwala Singh
God please forgive our sins...please bless us we are your children...whom do we look to.....O krishna
Very sad condolences to the family
Don't blame Nehru or Rhea for the tragedy
Venkatesh Babu KR
May be somebody burst fire crackers there thinking it is Diwali time after Ayodhya ground breaking...
Some are blaming PM Modi.Why? Hon.Modi is the best thing happened to our country Bharath.
sad to hear this news. but at the same time little surprised that PM's fund to be issuing 2 lakhs for death at private hospital. If there is a problem in the fire fighting equipment the hospital management should pay this from their pocket. Or is it different for Gujarat??
Very sad incident. Life is very cheap in India. Indian justice system is very friendly with the criminals.
Central Goverment will blame this incident on Maharashtra Goverment, Bengal or on Delhi Goverment
The rich should come forward and donate liberally for providing financial help to the victims.
What will happen if Arabs stops petrol flow.
Now, everybody will start blame BJP and Modi. But, what will they say about the flood control in Mumbai, nothing and we should not say anything.
What about fire safety measures I. Model state
It is one of the most tragic tragedies.
The go nment has given 2 lakhs to the families of the dead. Ambani should give at least 50 lakhs for each.
Pray for the departed souls Pertinent to say that hospitals are not safe these days as some of them abandon safety norms, especially, in urban areas.
A tragedy too deep for words!
very sad incident. May your souls rest in peace. condolences to the bereaving families.
Ram's gift for Ayodhya.
two lakhs are enough for their dependants? hospital should pay 25 lakhs per dead. any rule of paying compensation exists? should be. so that hospitals pay attention to safety.
Indians stop buying anything Chinese
Throw your Chinese Smartphone in the bin first.
I don't use Chinese stuff and even if I had, I would not throw it away because I have already paid for it. I have requested others "Not to BUY", I have not said "throw away" something you already have paid for. But to know the difference, you require brains.