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.
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.