A massive fire broke out at Covid-19 Hospital in Rajkot, Gujarat. A total of 33 patients were hospitalized. Of the 11 patients admitted to the ICU, 5 died, 28 including the other 6 sustained burns.
Rajkot: Five people died and another 28 were burnt in a horrific fire in a Covid-19 hospital in the Malaviya Nagar area of Rajkot city in Gujarat on Thursday at midnight.
Police Station Incharge N. Bhukan said a sudden fire broke out on the first floor of the three-storeyed Udaya Shivanand Covid Center hospital near Anand Bungalow Chowk. There were a total of 33 patients admitted to the hospital. Five of the 11 patients admitted to the ICU died in the accident, while 28 people, including six other ICU patients, suffered burns.
Scorched people have been admitted to other hospitals. Those who died were identified as Sanjay A. Rathod (57), Ram Singhbhai (65), Nitinbhai, Keshubhai La. Akbari (50), and Rashiklal Sh. Agrawat (69).
Fire Department personnel said that firefighters along with six fire engines rushed to the spot as soon as the fire was reported. Fire personnel managed to control the fire this morning after nearly six hours of hard work. The cause of the fire is being ascertained.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan expresses grief
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday expressed deep grief over the death of several patients in a fire at a Covid designated hospital in Rajkot, Gujarat, and wished the injured patients a speedy recovery.
Rajkot, गुजरात के एक अस्पताल में लगी भीषण आग से कई मरीज़ों की असामयिक मौत बेहद दुखद है।
ईश्वर से प्रार्थना है कि दिवंगतों की आत्मा को शांति व शोकाकुल परिजनों को धैर्य प्रदान करें।
मैं इस हादसे में घायल मरीज़ों के शीघ्र स्वास्थ्य लाभ की कामना करता हूं।@CMOGuj #RajkotFire https://t.co/U94yr2pyDO
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) November 27, 2020
Dr. Harsh Vardhan tweeted, ‘The untimely death of many patients from a horrific fire in a hospital in Rajkot, Gujarat is tragic. May Almighty grant peace to the departed souls and patience to the grieving family. I wish speedy recovery of those injured in this incident.’