Mumbai: A 6-member committee has been formed to investigate the deaths of 10 newborns due to fire in a government hospital in Bhandara District near Nagpur in Maharashtra late Friday. The preliminary inquiry report of the committee can come by Sunday (today) evening, while the entire report will have to wait for 3 days.
CM Uddhav Thackeray will visit the hospital
In the case of 10 newborn deaths, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray spoke to Health Minister Rajesh Tope and sought information from the District Magistrate of Bhandara and the Superintendent of Police regarding the accident. CM Uddhav Thackeray will visit the hospital on Sunday (today) at 12 noon.
How did this tragic accident happen?
“A sudden fire broke out in the sick newborn care unit (SNCU) of the hospital at 2 am,” said Dr Pramod Khandate, a medical officer of Bhandara District Hospital. He told, ‘Smoke was coming out of the Newborn unit, after this, when the nurse opened the door, she saw smoke in the whole unit. The nurse immediately called the hospital authorities and informed the Emergency Department. Fire Brigade tried to save the children by reaching the spot, but 10 infants died in the accident, while 7 newborns were rescued.