Shocking news from Bhopal! Four children are killed in a hospital fire.
The tragedy occurred after a fire broke out in the special newborn care unit of Kamla Nehru Children's Hospital in Madhya Pradesh's capital.
At least four children were killed when a fire broke out in the special newborn care unit (SNCU) at Kamla Nehru Children's Hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal on Monday (November 8) night, forcing the government to launch a high-level investigation into the event.
The fire may have been triggered by a short circuit, according to Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang, who described the condition inside the unit as "very scary."
The fire erupted on the third floor of the hospital, which houses the ICU, according to an official. "Four children died in the fire that broke out in the special newborn care unit (SNCU) ward probably due to a short circuit," Sarang said. "We reached the spot along with others soon after getting information about the incident. It was dark inside the ward. We shifted the children to the adjacent ward," he said.
Sarang also said that out of the 40 children in the ward, 36 were safe. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh each for the family members of the victims, he added.
Roughly 9 p.m., a fire broke out, and around ten fire tenders were summoned to the scene to put out the flames, according to Fatehgarh fire station in-charge Juber Khan. Condemning the tragic tragedy, the Chief Minister moved to Twitter and conveyed his sorrow in a series of tweets, promising a thorough investigation. "A high-level probe has been ordered into the incident. The probe will be conducted by ACS (additional chief secretary), health and medical education, Mohammad Suleiman," the chief minister said.
This hospital fire disaster in Bhopal follows another hospital fire tragedy. A fire in the ICU unit of Ahmednagar Civil Hospital in Maharashtra killed at least 11 people on November 6.
Parents were spotted frantically looking for their children. Angry relatives of several of the babies claimed that instead of saving the babies, the hospital staff fled. According to eyewitnesses, as one dad was looking for his child, others ran out of the hospital with their children. The unit was covered in smoke, according to a woman who was inside the hospital.
Hamidia Hospital, one of the state's largest government medical facilities, including Kamla Nehru Children's Hospital. Former Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition Kamal Nath described the tragedy as "very painful" and asked that those responsible be held accountable. Vishnu Dutt Sharma, the state BJP president, also conveyed his sadness over the tragedy in a tweet. He expressed his hopes for the injured to recover quickly.