The Maharashtra government had announced Rs 5 lakh each to the heirs of those killed in the accident in a hospital run by Nashik Municipal Corporation last Wednesday after Oxygen supply was disrupted due to a leakage in the main oxygen storage tank. Accordingly, cheques of Rs. 5 lakh each were distributed to the heirs of the deceased from the Chief Minister’s Assistance Fund. The assistance was given to the relatives of 16 out of 22 victims.
The rest will be given to the relatives of the deceased after technical completion, said Chhagan Bhujbal, Minister of State for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection and District Guardian Minister.