13 patients lost their lives in a fire at a private covid hospital in Virar near Mumbai. The Maharashtra Government has ordered an inquiry into the incident.
Maharashtra Government has announced ex-gratia of 5 lakh rupee to the kin of those who lost their life in Virar incident. Financial Aid of rupee 1 lakh will be given to seriously injured patients.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has asked officials to check whether a fire audit of the hospital was carried out or not. Home Minister Dilip Walse-Patil has also asked the Director General of Police for a detailed inquiry.
Fire was reported due to a blast in the AC unit at ICU of hospital at around 3 am today. Hospital’s Medical director Dr. Dilip Shah said that, total 17 patients were admitted in ICU out of which 4 lives have been saved.