Maharashtra: 11 dead as fire breaks out at Ahmednagar district medical facility, CM orders detailed inquiry

Maharashtra Hospital Fire

Image Source: ANI 10 dead in medical facility fire in Maharashtra At least 11 coronavirus patients passed away after a significant fire broke out in the ICU ward of the civil medical facility in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar on Saturday, authorities said.

Ahmednagar district collector Rajendra Bhosale verified that 11 clients died and one patient was vital after the blaze erupted in the ICU section of the civil health center, where COVID-19 clients were admitted.

Shankar Misal, chief of the fire department of Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation said the fire erupted around 11 am.

CM Uddhav Thackeray orders probe into hospital fire

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has actually ordered an extensive inquiry into the fire at Ahmednagar civil health center, which declared the lives of 10 COVID-19 patients. Revealing grief over the catastrophe, Thackeray directed the administration to ensure that those accountable for it get stringent punishment.

Uddhav Thackeray spoke to district guardian minister Hassan Mushrif and state chief secretary Sitaram Kunte, and asked to make sure that other patients confessed there must get correct treatment without any disruption, a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.

“The CM stated the probe will be done by the district collector and the report should be sent to the government,” it stated.

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Published at Sat, 06 Nov 2021 03:14:29 -0500