5 COVID-19 sufferers die in fireplace at Rajkot hospital

Five coronavirus sufferers had been killed after a hearth broke out within the intensive care unit of a chosen COVID-19 hospital in Gujarat’s Rajkot within the early hours of Friday, state Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel stated.


IMAGE: Firefighters contained in the ICU of a chosen COVID-19 hospital the place a hearth broke out, in Rajkot, on Friday. Photograph: PTI Photo

26 different sufferers present process remedy on the hospital had been rescued and shifted to different services, he instructed reporters in Ahmedabad.

The fireplace broke out round 12.30 am within the ICU ward situated on the primary ground of the four-storey Uday Shivanand Hospital in Anand Bungalow Chowk space, the place round 31 sufferers had been admitted, Patel added.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani expressed grief over the incident and ordered a probe into it.

He additionally introduced a compensation of Rs four lakh to the kin of every deceased.

IMAGE: Rescue staff and hospital workers transfer COVID-19 sufferers to a safer place after the fireplace. Photograph: PTI Photo

Rajkot Police Commissioner Manoj Agarwal stated, “Out of the 11 coronavirus patients admitted to the ICU ward, five lost their lives in the fire, which was quickly brought under control before it could spread to other floors.”

The deputy CM stated, “The blaze broke out around 12.30 am in the ICU ward and it was brought under control within half an hour by the fire brigade. While three coronavirus patients died on the spot, two others succumbed to the injuries while they were being shifted to another hospital.”

“Nobody else was injured in the incident. 26 other patients, including those who were undergoing treatment on the upper floors, were shifted to other hospitals,” Patel added.

IMAGE: Senior police officers arrive to examine the hospital after the fireplace broke out. Photograph: PTI Photo

Preliminary probe revealed that the fireplace was a end result of quick circuit in a ventilator, he stated, including that the non-public hospital had fireplace NOC and all of the firefighting gear was put in there.

The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) stated in an announcement that senior IAS officer A Ok Rakesh would perform the probe into the incident.

The victims had been recognized as Ram Singh, Nitin Badani, Rasik Agravat, Sanjay Rathod and Keshu Akbari, officers stated.

In August, eight COVID-19 sufferers had been killed after a fireplace broke out on the highest ground of a four-storey non-public hospital in Ahmedabad.

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