Fire in Indian hospital kills 18 COVID-19 patients

Fire in Indian hospital kills 18 COVID-19 patients
Fire in Indian hospital kills 18 COVID-19 patients

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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - NEW DELHI — At least 18 people undergoing treatment for COVID-19 died following a fire in the early hours at a hospital in Bharuch district in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

The Press Trust of India said quoting a local police official,"As per information at 6.30 a.m., the death toll in the tragedy stood at 18. Immediately after the fire, we had confirmation of 12 deaths."

Among those dead were 16 COVID-19 patients and two nurses in the latest in a series of hospital fires in India, officials said.

The death toll stood at 18, local police official Rajendrasinh Chudasama told AFP, "including 16 patients and two nurses."

"Primary investigation revealed that the fire started due to a short-circuit in the ICU of the hospital," he said.

The fire broke out in the COVID-19 ward at the four-storied Welfare Hospital, which is situated on Bharuch-Jambusar highway, around 190 km from Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad.

A fire force officer said that the fire was brought under control within an hour and around 50 other patients were rescued by locals as well as firefighters and were shifted to nearby hospitals.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his sorrow at the incident. "Pained by the loss of lives due to a fire at a hospital in Bharuch. Condolences to the bereaved families," he said.

The incident took place as the hospitals across the country are struggling to accommodate the increasing number of COVID-19 patients as a more virulent coronavirus variant attacked the country in the second wave of the pandemic.

The Indian health system is under massive pressure as hospitals run out of oxygen supply, basic medicines, vaccines, and ICU beds.

Reports of deaths of COVID-19 patients due to lack of oxygen and other key health equipment are still coming while several overburdened hospitals refused to admit more patients.

On April 23 a fire on the outskirts of Mumbai killed 13 COVID-19 patients, a few days after another blaze left 22 people dead at another clinic, also in Maharashtra state. — Agencies


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