Massive fire breaks out at a Covid-19 Ahmedabad’s Shrey Hospital

Trustee and Ward boy have been detained. Police said fire caused by short circuit.

The Gujarat Police on Thursday confined a trustee and a ward boy of Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad, where a fire broke out on Thursday killing eight individuals, news agency ANI detailed.

“Emergency clinic’s trustee Bharat Mahant and a ward boy has been kept by Navrangpura Police,” ANI cited LB Zala, Assistant Commissioner of Police (B-Division), as saying.

fire breaks out at a Covid-19 hospital of Ahemdabad

The casualties include five men and three women, who were being treated at the ICU ward of the Covid-19 assigned Shrey Hospital in the Navrangpura zone of Ahmedabad, the authority said.

Fire broke out around 3.30 am on Thursday, he said. Around 40 other Covid-19 patients at the office were saved and moved to another emergency clinic in the city, he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed grief to the affected people of the deceased and said that the Center is giving all the help to the influenced. He tweeted:

Moreover, he declared an ex-gratia amount f Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister National Relief Fund (PMNRF).

Home Minister Amit Shah also sent his sympathies to the influenced families and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also announced an ex-gratia measure of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of the eight casualties. The CMO  said that Rs 50,000 would be given to those harmed in this accident.

The Chief Minister has also ordered an investigation into the matter. news agency ANI reported. “Sangeeta Singh, Additional Chief Secretary (Home Department), will be leading the probe. The Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered a report within three days,” read a statement by CMO office.

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