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16 killed in fire at Covid hospital in Gujarat’s Bharuch

1/05/2021 at 8:59 AM

Surat, May 1: At least 16 Covid-19 patients have died after a fire broke out at a Covid hospital in Bharuch in Gujarat on the intervening night of Friday-Saturday. The fire broke out at around 12 am at Patel Welfare COVID Hospital in Gujarat.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has expressed deep condolences to the patients, doctors and hospital staff, who lost their lives in the fire accident at the hospital. “The state government will provide assistance of Rs 4 lakh to the families of each of the victims of the accident,” said Rupani,

According to the SI Bharuch, Rajendrasinh Chudasama, this mishap occurred in the ICU due to a short circuit.

On being informed, the fire fighter officials reached the spot and rescued the patients. Of those 12 have lost their lives and later two more were died.

The patients were shifted to the nearby hospital.

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