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Rajkot hospital fire: ‘Extremely in pain’, says Prime Minister Modi, ensures all possible assistance

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Five patients died in the fire while another 30 were rescued. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani ordered an investigation into the incident.

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Updated: Nov 27, 2020 10:26 am IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed regret over the fire incident that claimed the lives of five Covid-19 patients admitted to Rajkot hospital.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed regret over the fire incident that claimed the lives of five Covid-19 patients admitted to Rajkot Hospital (PTI).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned the death of five patients at a Covid-19 hospital in Gujarat’s Rajkot in a fire that broke out in the hospital’s ICU in the early hours of Friday.

Extremely grieved over the loss of life due to a hospital fire in Rajkot. My thoughts are with those who lost loved ones in this unfortunate tragedy. Praying for a speedy recovery for the injured. The administration is guaranteeing all possible assistance to those affected, ”the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.

Five patients died in the fire while another 30 were rescued. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani ordered an investigation into the incident.

The fire broke out in the ICU of Uday Shivanand Hospital in the Mavdi area around 1 a.m. Friday. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

“We rushed to the scene and rescued 30 patients after receiving a call reporting the fire. Three patients died inside the ICU, ”a fire officer told PTI.



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