Mumbai: A painful accident occurred in Bhandara, Maharashtra late on Friday night. At two o’clock in the night, 10 infants died due to fire in the sick newborn care unit (SNCU) of Bhandara District Hospital in Bhandara. Seven infants were safely evacuated from the unit.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has expressed grief over the death of children in the hospital. He spoke to Health Minister Rajesh Tope, District Collector and Superintendent of Police regarding the incident.
Also, an inquiry has been ordered into the matter. On the other hand, Union Home Minister Amit Shah termed the incident as unfortunate.
He said, ‘My condolences are with the families of the victims. May God give them the strength to bear this unbearable sorrow. ‘
The ages of these children ranged from one day to three months. A negligence in the hospital killed these children.
According to the information, a total of 17 children were present in the ICU ward, out of which only seven could be saved.
It is being told that the nurse on duty opened the door of the ward when there was smoke inside. He immediately told the authorities about this.
After this, fire brigade vehicles arrived on the spot and the fire was controlled. But by then 10 innocent people had died alive.
The cause of the fire has not been revealed yet. According to sources, this may be due to short circuit.
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