On Friday night, a large fire broke out at Patel Welfare Covid Hospital in Bharuch, Gujarat. The incident has death of 16 people so far. Jubera Patel, a hospital trustee, announced the deaths of 14 patients and two staff nurses. In this four-story building, there were 50 patients and they were all admitted. All of the patients have been transferred to the Civil Hospital, Sevashram Hospital, and Jambusar Al Mehmood Hospital.
Vijay Rupani, Gujarat’s chief minister, expressed sadness for the incident. He expressed his condolences to the members of the incident, including patients, nurses, and health workers. Every family affected by the incident will provide a sum of Rs. 4 lakh from the state government.
The fire spread around 12:30 p.m. and quickly spread to the ICU. After a few hours of effort, however, it was conquered. The rescue operation lasted until the morning. The fire was caused by a short circuit, according to the initial report.
As soon as the fire spread, the fire department sent 12 vehicles and 40 ambulances. The patients’ families had also arrived at the hospital. Around the hospital at the time, there was a crowd of around 5,000 to 6,000 people. They were crying and crying. On social media, several people were crying and crying for help.
A fire knocked out power to the Patel Welfare Covid Hospital and the surrounding area. This caused many difficulties in the rescue operation. The patients were evacuated and moved to another hospital after much effort. When new patients arrived, however, there was a long period of chaos of beds and oxygen.