Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray apologised to the families of the victims and announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the kin of each deceased.
A fire broke out in a hall used to hold spiritual discoursesin Maharashtra's Thane city on Wednesday, a civic official said.
Ten newborn babies had died and seven others were rescued after the fire broke out in the Sick New Born Care Unit (SNCU) of the government-run hospital in the wee hours of Saturday.
Maharashtra to give Rs 5 lakh ex gratia for kin of infants who died in hospital fire, govt orders inquiry
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope also announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of children who died in the fire.
At least eight shanties were gutted in a major fire that broke out in a slum at Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district.
The blaze-hit unit is located in Khokha Compound on Kalyan Road of the powerloom town.