Four Dead, Several Injured In Fire At Hospital In Maharashtra’s Thane

Four Dead, Several Injured In Fire At Hospital In Maharashtra’s Thane

An official informed that the fire destroyed the first floor of the hospital, adding that there were no Covid patients at the facility.

According to the reports, four patients lost their lives this morning after a fire broke out at a private hospital near Maharashtra’s Thane, around 28 km from state capital Mumbai. Several others suffered injuries due to the fire.

The fire broke out at the Prime Criticare Hospital at Kausa in Mumbra at around 3.40 am. However, it was brought under control at the time of this copy being prepared. Three fire engines and five ambulances are at the spot.

Twenty patients were rescued from the hospital, including 6 patients who were admitted in the ICU. An official informed that the fire destroyed the first floor of the hospital, adding that there were no Covid patients at the facility.

The cause of the fire is not clear yet.

Thane Municipal Corporation, as quoted by news agency ANI, said: “Today at around 03:40 am fire broke out at Prime Criticare Hospital in Mumbra, Thane. Two fire engines & one rescue vehicle are at the spot. Fire extinguishing underway. Four dead during shifting of patients to another hospital.”

Maharashtra Minister Jitendra Awhad said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has been informed of the incident and the victims’ families will receive ₹ 5 lakh compensation each. The injured will get ₹ 1 lakh.

The Minister said that a high-level enquiry committee comprising officials of the city’s civic body, police officers and medical officials has been constituted to investigate the cause of the fire.

In a similar incident last week in Virar, around 50 km from Thane, fourteen coronavirus patients who were in the ICU died in a fire at a hospital.


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