MUMBAI: A fire broke out in the intensive care unit of Vijay Vallabh Hospital at Virar West after midnight, killing 13 patients. Seventeen patients at the hospital were trapped in the blaze. Firefighters and police have brought the fire under control. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered an inquiry into the accident.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has expressed deep sorrow over the incident and directed that other patients undergoing treatment should not be harmed and they should be relocated immediately. After learning about the fire incident, the Chief Minister himself has contacted the concerned officials and talked to them. The Chief Minister has first of all asked to ensure that the fire is completely extinguished and other patients continue to be treated.
The cause of the fire should be properly investigated. The Chief Minister also directed the administration to immediately inquire whether the fire safety was adequate and whether it was a private hospital.
The fire broke out on the second floor of the four-storey hospital. At this time, 17 patients with coronary heart disease are being treated in the intensive care unit. Of them, 13 patients have died in the fire. 5 patients are being shifted to another hospital. The fire broke out in the intensive care unit on the second floor of the hospital around 3 pm. According to preliminary information, 13 patients from the intensive care unit died in the incident. Given by Manik Gulsal. 03 fire vehicles of Virar Fire Brigade were present at the spot. The fire was extinguished by the fire brigade at 05:20 am. Was extinguished around.