At least 5 Covid sufferers had been killed after a fireplace broke out in a hospital in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur on Saturday, the police mentioned.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has introduced Rs 4 lakh compensation to the subsequent of the these killed.
The fireplace broke out at 5 pm within the first ground of the Rajdhani hospital in Raipur. Thirty 4 sufferers had been admitted within the hospital; 9 had been admitted within the ICU, officers mentioned.
It took two hours to carry the hearth below management, officers added.
Other sufferers have been shifted to different hospitals.
“Five individuals have misplaced their lives within the incident. Other sufferers have been shifted to different hospitals. Investigation will likely be carried out,” police official Tarkeshwar Patel mentioned.
The police officer added an investigation will likely be carried out into the incident.
Senior Congress chief Rahul Gandhi requested the state authorities to supply all obligatory help to the relations of the victims.
“The information of fireside within the ICU of the hospital in Raipur is unhappy. My condolences to the households who misplaced their family members. There is an attraction to the state authorities that each one help must be given to the bereaved households throughout this tough time,” Mr Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.
Chhattisgarh has been reporting an unprecedented surge in COVID instances. According to the Union Health Ministry, there are 1,24,303 energetic COVID-19 instances in Chhattisgarh, whereas the cumulative instances of the an infection have gone as much as 3,86,529. The variety of deaths within the state has mounted to 5,580.