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Families of 13 killed in Virar hospital fire to get Rs
5 lakh each: CM
Thirteen coronavirus patients died after the blaze in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Vijay Vallabh Hospital.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday
announced a financial assistance of Rs five lakh each to the
families of 13 COVID-19 patients, who died in a fire at a hospital in
Virar of Palghar district. A statement from the Chief Minister’s
Office (CMO) said those who suffered serious injuries in the
incident will be given Rs one lakh compensation each.
Thirteen coronavirus patients died after the blaze in the intensive
care unit (ICU) located on the second floor of the four-
storeyed Vijay Vallabh Hospital at Virar in the early hours of
Friday. Five women and eight men died in the incident. There
were 90 patients in the hospital, 18 of them in the ICU, when the
fire broke out after a blast in the AC unit, an official has said…