Four individuals have been killed after a hearth broke out at a COVID-19 hospital in Maharashtra’s Nagpur on Friday evening.
“27 patients at the hospital were shifted to other hospitals. We can’t comment on their health condition now. The hospital has been evacuated,” a police officer mentioned, information company ANI reported.
Four our bodies have been discovered on the hospital, officers mentioned. The situation of two are vital, they mentioned. The hospital in Nagpur’s Wadi neighbourhood is a 30-bed facility, of which 15 have been intensive care unit beds.
“The fire reportedly started from an AC unit of the ICU located on the second floor of the hospital. The blaze remained confined to that floor and did not spread further,” Nagpur Municipal Corporation chief hearth officer Rajendra Uchke advised information company PTI, including the hospital was treating COVID-19 sufferers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Saddened by the hospital fire in Nagpur. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives. Praying that the injured recover at the earliest.”
Maharashtra BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis tweeted, (*2*)
Maharashtra has been grappling with a spike in COVID-19 cases in latest weeks. The state has introduced weekend restrictions and quickly stopped vaccination at personal centres until Monday.