The fire is said to have broken in the ICU ward of the Nagpur hospital. Fire tenders were quickly rushed to the spot and at least 27 patients were evacuated.
A fire broke out at Nagpur’s Well Treat Hospital, which serves as a COVID-19 designated hospital in Maharashtra on Friday resulting in several injuries and at least 4 deaths. As per sources, the fire is said to have broken in the ICU ward of the hospital. Fire tenders were quickly rushed to the spot and around 27 patients from the ward were evacuated.
While Nagpur CP Amitesh Kumar confirmed that the hospital has been completely evacuated, he refrained from commenting on the health condition of the COVID-19 patients who were taken out. Those evacuated have been shifted to another hospital. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
Maharashtra: A fire broke out at a COVID hospital in Nagpur
“Around 27 patients at the hospital were shifted to other hospitals. We can’t comment on their health condition now. Hospital has been evacuated,” says police pic.twitter.com/YfGd9p4Xjh
— ANI (@ANI) April 9, 2021
Four dead, several injured in fire at a private hospital in Nagpur: Fire brigade official
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 9, 2021
PM Modi reacts to Nagpur Hospital fire
Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his condolences, hoping for the speedy recovery of all those who had been injured in the accident.
Saddened by the hospital fire in Nagpur. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives. Praying that the injured recover at the earliest.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 9, 2021
Home Minister Amit Shah also reacted to the incident saying, “I am deeply saddened by the news of a fire in a hospital in Nagpur. In this hour of grief, I express my deepest condolences to the relatives of the deceased and pray to the Gods to get well soon for the injured.”
नागपुर के एक अस्पताल में आग लगने के समाचार से अत्यंत दुःखी हूँ। मैं दुःख की इस घड़ी में मृतकों के परिजनों के प्रति अपनी गहरी संवेदनाएं व्यक्त करता हूँ व ईश्वर से घायलों के शीघ्र ही स्वस्थ होने की प्रार्थना करता हूँ।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 9, 2021
Reacting to the development, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also expressed his sorrow over the loss of life paying his condolences to the family members of the bereaved.
Pained to know about the hospital fire incident at Wadi in Nagpur.
Spoke to Nagpur Collector and he told that all the assistance is being provided.
Heartfelt condolences to families who lost their loved ones in this tragedy.
Praying for speedy recovery of the injured.#NagpurFire
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) April 9, 2021
The incident comes days after a major fire broke out at Mumbai’s Dahisar Jumbo Covid Centre. Four fire tenders were rushed to the spot and no casualties were reported from the incident.