MUMBAI: Four people died while several others were injured in a major fire at Well Treat Multispeciality hospital in Nagpur's Wadi on late Friday evening.
The Well Treat Multispeciality hospital got 30 beds for Covid-19 patients. However, when a short circuit in the air conditioner caused the fire only 28 coronavirus patients were admitted to the hospital. Out of the 28,12 were in ICU and the rest in normal wards.
Four people died in a major fire incident at Well Treat Multispeciality Hospital, Nagpur. Due to short circuit at AC circuit, the fire caused killing four people and injuring several. It was 30 beds Covid hospital. Remaining patients shifted in other hospitals @NewIndianXpress— Sudhir Suryawanshi (@ss_suryawanshi) April 9, 2021
The injured patients were shifted to a nearby hospital for further treatment. According to an eye witness, when the AC caught fire, the patients who were directly below it got alarmed and alerted others. But the flames spread to other parts of the hospital killing four people.
Among the injured, four people are facing serious respiratory problems.
"Pained to know about the hospital fire incident at Wadi in Nagpur. I spoke to Nagpur Collector and was told that all the necessary assistance is being provided to the affected. Heartfelt condolences to families who lost their loved ones in this tragedy. Praying for speedy recovery of the injured," Devendra Fadnavis, Leader of Opposition and BJP MLA from Nagpur said in a tweet.
नागपुरातील वाडी येथे एका रुग्णालयाला आग लागल्याची घटना कळली.— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) April 9, 2021
नागपूर जिल्हाधिकाऱ्यांशी या घटनेसंदर्भात चर्चा केली असून सर्व ती मदत केली जात असल्याचे त्यांनी सांगितले.
या दुर्दैवी घटनेत मृत्युमुखी पडलेल्यांच्या कुटुंबीयांसोबत माझ्या संवेदना आहेत.#NagpurFire
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
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