At least eight COVID-19 patients have died after a fire broke out at Ahmedabad’s Shrey Hospital in Gujarat’s business capital. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who hails from Gujarat, has condoled the death of the COVID-19 positive victims.
According to reports, the fire broke out in the ICU of Shrey Hospital at around 3.30 AM on Thursday morning. The hospital is located in the Navrangapura area of Ahmedabad. Among those killed are five men and three women.
Prime Minister Modi tweeted, “Saddened by the tragic hospital fire in Ahmedabad. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Spoke to CM @vijayrupanibjp Ji and Mayor @ibijalpatel Ji regarding the situation. Administration is providing all possible assistance to the affected.”
Saddened by the tragic hospital fire in Ahmedabad. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Spoke to CM @vijayrupanibjp Ji and Mayor @ibijalpatel Ji regarding the situation. Administration is providing all possible assistance to the affected.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 6, 2020
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered an inquiry and awarded Rs 4 lakh as compensation to the kin of those killed. Rs 50,000 compensation will be awarded to those injured in the incident.
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