Thane, April 28
At least three patients died in a fire at a private hospital close to Thane in the wee hours of Wednesday, an official stated.
The fire broke out at the Prime Criticare Hospital at Kausa in Mumbra locality close to Thane at 3.40 am. There had been no coronavirus patients in the hospital, he added.
Three fire engines and 5 ambulances had been rushed to the spot and the blaze has been extinguished, the official stated.
Twenty patients together with six in the intensive care unit had been evacuated, he stated.
Local MLA and Maharashtra minister Jitendra Awhad informed reporters at the scene that at least three individuals had been roasted alive in the fire that destroyed the primary ground of the hospital.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was knowledgeable of the tragedy, he stated. The household of every deceased will probably be given a compensation of Rs 5 lakh and people injured will get Rs one lakh every, he added.
A high-level enquiry committee has been constituted to enter the reason for the fire, he stated. The committee will comprise officers from the Thane Municipal Corporation and likewise the police and medical officers, he stated.
Fifteen COVID-19 patients died after a fire broke out at the intensive care unit of a private hospital at Virar in the adjoining Palghar district on April 23. PTI