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Odisha Health Minister orders probe into Covid hospital fire in Cuttack

21/09/2020 at 4:32 PM

Bhubaneswar, Sep 21: Health minister Naba Kishore Das today ordered an inquiry into the Covid hospital fire in Cuttack.

The minister has sought joint report from health secretary and Odisha Fire Service. A fire broke out at Intensive care unit (ICU) of Sadguru COVID-19 hospital in Jagatpur area here today.

Though no report of loss of life reported so far, fire officials suspect the fire of originating following an electric short circuit.

As many as 147 Covid-19 patients including 20 patients in ICU were present in the hospital during the mishap while all of them were subsequently shifted to other hospitals.

DG Fire Services in August had directed to review the fire safety measures of Covid hospitals and Covid Care Centres in Odisha in the wake of death of 8 persons in a Covid-19 hospital in Ahmedabad.

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