Ten new-born babies died after fire broke out in the Special Newborn Care Unit of Bhandara District General Hospital in Maharashtra in the early hours on Saturday.
Ten children died in a fire that broke out at Sick Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) of Bhandara District General Hospital at 2 am today. Seven children were rescued from the unit: Pramod Khandate, Civil Surgeon, Bhandara, Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/bTokrNQ28t— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2021
The fire that broke out at around 2 AM claimed lives of 10 children. But we have been able to save lives of 7 children. Technical committee will investigate to ascertain the reason behind the fire: Sandip Kadam, District Collector, Bhandara. #Maharashtrahttps://t.co/XnwYJ6zycqpic.twitter.com/ecKgS7U5zg— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2021
Ajit Pawar (in file pic), Maharashtra Deputy CM and Finance Minister has ordered audit of all hospitals on an urgent basis following the fire incident at Bhandara District General Hospital that claimed lives of 10 people. pic.twitter.com/63qehYyUDw— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2021
"Ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakhs each to be provided to the kin of the deceased in the fire incident at Bhandara District General Hospital," Tope said.