Maharashtra: 10 babies die in Bhandara district hospital fire; CM Uddhav Thackeray orders probe
NAGPUR: At least 10 premature babies have died after a fire broke out in the neonadal care unit of District General Hospital in Bhandara at around 2am on Saturday.
Seven other babies were rescued by the on-duty staff.
Civil surgeon Dr Pramod Khandate told TOI that three to four babies were charred to death while the rest of the casualties happened as oxygen supply was cut.
Prima facie it appears that the fire broke out following a short circuit. A doctor and a nurse were on duty at the time of the incident.
The fire brigade was deployed and the blaze was brought under control.
Dr Khandate said some babies were delivered at the hospital while others were brought from outside.
The rescued babies were shifted to the other units.
"The staff tried their best to save the babies. Top officials, including deputy director of health services Sanjay Jaiswal, district collector Sandeep Kadam and SP, visited the spot,” he said.
他说：“工作人员尽了最大努力救这些婴儿。高级官*员，包括卫生服务副主任Sanjay Jaiswal、区税收员Sandeep Kadam和SP均赴医院视察。”
The exact cause of death would be ascertained after postmortem, the doctor said, adding, relatives were yet to be informed.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray spoke to health minister Rajesh Tope as well as district collector and superintendent of police of Bhandara district. He has also ordered a probe.
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of the deceased.
Navin Chandra Mishra
Shameful. Will the C M of Maharashtra own up responsibility? No, the politician of today would rather spend energy on strengthening their own family's welfare than toning up administration!
Maharastra has become pandemic state in India under this state govt.
Stop creating babies. India is overpopulated. India has lost vast swathes of forests due to growing population and urbanization in recent decades. India should have a 1 child policy or 0 child policy.
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Why don't u hang yourself ? It will reduce population
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Such a shame...Such neglect...The hospital management should be booked for murder...
Gov. hospital is in bad shape
Sorry state of administration in Maharashtra
Very sad to hear such distressed news. Govt should Improve basic infrastructure facilities like Hospitals, schools, sanitory etc. I urge MAHA go nment should take strict actions on the responsible people
RIP those innocent souls lost...
my condolences to parents.
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Can't save even innocent babies & netas are building massive statue of Shivaji Maharaj wasting thousands of crores.
Very Sad, Safety is neglected area in our country. Long way to go......serious efforts are required.
Basic facilities in govt hospitals are lagging like infrastructure and equipments.. but we care about 20,000 crore new parliament building
Where is Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra never make visit to family of victims.
Uncontrol able population ,chaos , police raj culture of co ption ,irresponsible authorities ,no value of human life are reasons for this. tragedy ,
Krsna lila Das
Very Distressing news, Can not imagine how babies may have struggled for life in the fire.
Hope Maha go nment won't blame Central go nment for this accident. Better if they keep mouth shut & work silently like PM.
Probe ordered, exgratia announced. This is the only remedy by Govt. No checking of safety measures ??
India in 2021 ?? No value of life ?
come on now blame Modi for all these things....