At least 18 killed in fire at COVID hospital in Gujarat’s Bharuch: Report

According to Rajendrasinh Chudasama, Superintendent of Police, Bharuch, the fire broke that broke out in the ICU due to a short circuit have been doused.

Written by May 1, 2021 08:58
At least 18 killed in fire at COVID hospital in Gujarat's Bharuch: Report

At least 18 killed in fire at COVID hospital in Gujarat's Bharuch: Report

New Delhi: At least 18 people were killed after a fire broke out at Patel Welfare COVID Hospital in Gujarat’s Bharuch on the intervening night of Friday-Saturday.

According to Rajendrasinh Chudasama, Superintendent of Police, Bharuch, the fire broke that broke out in the ICU due to a short circuit have been doused.

“A fire broke out at ICU one unit at Patel Welfare COVID Hospital due to short circuit at around 12.30 am. The fire has been doused. The initial reports suggest that there is a possibility that at least 12 people died in the fire. We can give a clear number by morning only,” the SP said.

After the fire broke out at Patel Welfare COVID Hospital in Gujarat’s Bharuch, patients were shifted to another hospital.

It’s an unfortunate incident not only for us but for entire Bharuch. With Police & admn’s help, we could shift patients to other hospitals. 14 patients & 2 staff nurses lost their lives in the incident, said Zuber Patel, trustee of the COVID care centre in Bharuch where the fire broke out

As per the fire department, they received the call at 12.55 am about the fire in the ICU COVID ward of the hospital.

Further details are awaited

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