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India: 4 newborns dead in the fire of the children’s ward of the hospital – News

Madhya Pradesh government announces investigation after fire at Kamla Nehru hospital in Bhopal


By Agencies

Posted: Tue 9 Nov 2021, 02:41 AM

Four of 40 infants in a government hospital’s newborn care unit died in central India when a fire swept through the unit on Monday evening, government officials said.

The four children died after the children’s ward at Kamla Nehru Hospital in Bhopal caught fire on Monday evening.

The government of Madhya Pradesh announced an ex gratia of Rs 400,000 for the deceased.

Minister of Medical Education Vishvas Sarang said: “There were 40 children in the ward, 36 of whom are safe. Ex gratia of Rs4 lakhs will be given to the parents of each deceased. “

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered a high-level investigation into the incident.

“A high-level investigation has been ordered into the incident. The survey will be conducted by Mohammad Suleman, ACS Public Health and Medical Education, ”his tweet read.

The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh also expressed his condolences on the deaths of children in the incident.

“The premature departure of the world’s children is an unbearable pain. I pray to God for peace to departed souls. My deepest condolences to the families of the children. I wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured in the incident, ”he added.

The remaining newborns at Kamla Nehru hospital in Madhya Pradesh state, many of whom are underweight, have been transferred to other wards, Minister Sarang told reporters after the blaze was brought under control. .

“The other children are being looked after,” Sarang said later on Twitter.

Hospital fires have killed at least 70 people in India this year, including 10 over the weekend in Maharashtra, a neighboring state of Madhya Pradesh.