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Gujarat CM Offers Compensation To Hospital Fire Victims' Kin

BP World Bureau | May 01 2021 10:12:27 AM
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AHMEDABAD: Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani announced financial assistance to the families of 18 people, who were killed in a fire at a COVID-19 designated hospital in Bharuch. 

Rupani extended his condolences to the patients, doctors and the hospital staff who lost their lives and announced a compensation of  Rs 4 lakh to the kin. 

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Earlier on Saturday, a fire broke out at the four-storied Welfare Hospital in Bharuch.

18 people, patients, doctors and hospital staff, died in the fire and 50 people were rescued from the COVID-19 ward. 

Patients were rescued by local residents and firefighters from the COVID-19 ward.

"We had confirmation of 12 deaths immediately after the fire," said a police official.