In Maharashtra, 13 patients lost their lives in a fire at a private covid hospital in Virar near Mumbai this morning. Fire was reported at around 3 am in the ICU ward of the hospital.
Fire brigade doused the fire. Hospital is situated in Palghar district.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed sadness at the loss of lives due to fire in a hospital in Maharashtra. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, the fire at a COVID-19 hospital in Virar is tragic. He expressed condolences to those who lost their loved ones. He hoped that the injured would recover soon. Mr Modi has approved an ex-gratia of 2 lakh rupees each from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the hospital fire in Virar, Maharashtra. 50 thousand rupees will be given to those seriously injured.
Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has expressed sadness at the loss of lives due to fire in a hospital in Mumbai. In a tweet, the Minister expressed condolences to the bereaved families and wished speedy recovery to the injured.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, he is saddened by the loss of lives due to the tragic fire at the Hospital in Palghar. He expressed condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.