Mumbai, April 28, 2021: A horrific fire incident has come to light in another hospital in Corona ravaged Maharashtra. A private hospital in Thane, Maharashtra, caught fire early Wednesday, killing at least four patients. The fire broke out at 3.40 am at the Prime Criticare Hospital in Mumbra, Thane.
Officials said that three fire engines and five ambulances rushed to the spot to control the fire and the fire was controlled after much effort. When there was a fire, there were 26 patients admitted to the hospital. But 22 of them were evacuated from there. At the same time, four people died while shifting to another hospital.
According to the official, there was no coronavirus patient in the hospital. He said that three fire engines and five ambulances were sent to the scene. The fire has been controlled. He said that 20 patients including six patients admitted to the ICU have been safely evacuated. Local MLA and Maharashtra minister Jitendra Avhad told reporters that at least three people were burnt alive in the incident. The first floor of the hospital was gutted by fire.
He said that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has been informed about the accident. Each deceased’s family will be given a compensation of five lakh rupees and the injured will be given a compensation of one lakh rupees. Avhad said that a high-level inquiry committee has been set up to find out the cause of the fire. The committee will also include Thane Municipal Corporation officials and police and medical officials.
It is worth mentioning that on April 23, 15 patients of Covid-19 were killed in a fire in a private hospital’s ICU in Virar in Palghar district.