At least 18 people have died in a fire at hospital in western India. The blaze started in a Covid-19 ward on the ground floor of the building in Bharuch. It's being blamed on a leaking oxygen cylinder in the intensive care unit. Report by Barnesj. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
At least 18 people died after fire broke out at a Covid hospital in Gujarat's Bharuch. The massive blaze broke out in Covid-19 ward of the hospital at 1 am on Saturday. There were around 50 other patients at the 4-storey Welfare Hospital when fire broke out. Bharuch SP, Rajendrasinh Chudasama said, “A fire broke out at a Covid hospital in Bharuch due to a short circuit. As per our preliminary report, at least 12 patients have died due to fire.” Meanwhile PM Modi has expressed grief over the loss of lives and offered condolences to families of victims. CM Vijay Rupani announced Rs 4 lakh assistance for the kin of the deceased in hospital fire. The hospital is situated on Bharuch-Jambusar highway, around 190 km from Ahmedabad. Around 50 patients were rescued by locals, firefighters & shifted to nearby hospitals.
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Massive fire broke out at COVID-19 care centre in Gujarat's Bharuch on April 30. COVID care centre trustee Zuber Patel informed that 14 COVID patients and 2 hospital staff died in the incident. "It's an unfortunate incident not only for us but for entire Bharuch. With Police and administration's help, we could shift patients to other hospitals. 14 patients and 2 staff nurses lost their lives in the incident," said Zuber Patel. In preliminary investigation, short circuit has come out to be the reason behind the fire.
Massive fire broke out at COVID-19 care centre in Gujarat's Bharuch on April 30. Patients were rescued and shifted to nearby hospitals. In preliminary investigation, short circuit has come out to be the reason behind the fire. Bharuch SP said, "According to primary information, probably 12 people have been killed in the incident of fire at Patel Welfare Hospital's dedicated COVID-19 care centre at 12:30 pm in Bharuch."
At least 17 people have been arrested for pasting posters criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's handling of the Covid-19 immunisation programme. The posters read in Hindi quoted, "why did PM Modi send vaccines of our children to foreign countries?" Congress' Rahul Gandhi tweeted the words, “Arrest me too," in both English and Hindi in relation to these arrests.
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Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on April 29 said BJP is doing politics on corpses amid COVID-19 2nd wave."There is not a single hospital in the state that has medicine, injection, oxygen, ambulance, or bed and CM is saying everything is sufficient. For the last 3 months, national and international media were alerting for second wave of COVID," Nath said to ANI. "BJP is doing politics on corpses. They think they'll stop COVID by hiding truth but it won't happen. I advise him (CM) to take helicopter and visit each distrist. I'll lend my full support as per my capabilities. I've spoken to injection companies to increase MP's quota," he added.
Former Chief Minister Kamal Nath berated Madhya Pradesh Government over its management of COVID-19 in the state. "It is in today's newspapers. Records of crematoriums tell everything. They are just misleading everyone to hide their failure. It's a murder. State is reporting 9,000 cases every day. This is when testing is limited," said Kamal Nath.
Amid the political turmoil in Maharashtra in wake of allegations levelled by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh against the state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, a meeting is underway at the residence of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on March 21. Party leaders Praful Patel, Ajit Pawar, Jayant Patil and Supriya Sule are present at the meeting. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, Congress leader Kamal Nath also attended the meeting. Earlier in the day, Sharad Pawar said that there will be no impact on Maha Vikas Aghadi government.
A 1,000-bed hospital is being built for COVID patients in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district which will start functioning from the end of this month. According to District Collector Deepak Singh construction work of the hospital in full swing and the hospital will be completed within the next three weeks. "This month, a target has been set to commission the 1,000 bed hospital. The work is going on very fast. Hopefully, in the next two weeks, we will complete the civil work. We will start the hospital by making arrangements in the next one week."
A massive fire broke out at a Super Mart in DLF phase-4 area on May 06. However, flames were later doused off with the efforts of fire tenders. No casualties have been reported yet. Reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained.
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) president Chaudhary Ajit Singh passed away at age of 82 years on May 06. He had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 20 and since then he was undergoing treatment at a Gurugram hospital. His son and RLD vice president Jayant Chaudhary confirmed the news of Twitter. The son of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, Chaudhary Ajit Singh was a seven-time MP from Baghpat.
Union Health Ministry on May 05 informed that Bengaluru reported around 1.49 lakh cases in last one week is an area of concern. "There are some areas of concern. Bengaluru reported around 1.49 lakh cases in last one week. Chennai reported 38,000 cases. Some districts have recorded further and speedy COVID cases, these include Kozhikode, Ernakulam, Gurgram," informed Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretarty in the Union Health Ministry.
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