Bhopal hospital fire

In a hospital fire in Bhopal, four newborns were killed.

A fire broke out at a government hospital in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, on Monday night, killing four babies.
The fire engulfed the Kamala Nehru Children’s Hospital’s newborn-care section.

“A fire broke out in the special newborn care unit (SNCU) ward, killing four children, most likely owing to a short circuit. We arrived at the scene with others shortly after learning of the tragedy. Inside the ward, it was pitch black. We relocated the youngsters to a nearby ward “Vishwas Sarang, the state’s minister of medical education, said.

At approximately 9 p.m., a fire broke out in the ward on the third floor of the hospital, which houses the ICU, and 8-10 fire engines were dispatched to the scene, according to Fatehgarh Fire Station in-charge Juber Khan.

As the rescue mission began, footage from the hospital showed stunned parents sobbing on the stairwell after exiting the ward. The rest of the babies were sent to various wards.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who expressed his condolences for the deceased, described the tragedy as “extremely unfortunate.”

Mr Chouhan had earlier tweeted, “We were unable to save three children who were already gravely hurt in the fire event, which is very distressing; the rescue operation was rapid and the flame is now under control, but tragically the lives of three children could not be spared.” Later, another fatality was recorded.

Bhopal hospital fire

“A high-level review into the occurrence has been ordered,” the Chief Minister stated in another tweet. “The probe will be undertaken by assistant chief secretary (ACS) health and medical education, Mohammad Suleiman.”

He has promised a compensation of Rs. 4 lakh for the victims’ families.

Former Chief Minister and Congress leader Kamal Nath described the occurrence as “extremely sad” and urged “a high-level investigation” and “severe punishment” against those guilty.