Three COVID-19 patients killed in fire at Rajkot hospital; 30 others rescued

The fire broke out in the ICU of Uday Shivanand Hospital at around 1 am, after which rescued patients were shifted to other COVID-19 hospitals

Press Trust of India November 27, 2020 09:38:25 IST
Three COVID-19 patients killed in fire at Rajkot hospital; 30 others rescued

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Ahmedabad: Three coronavirus patients were killed after a fire broke out in the ICU of a designated COVID-19 hospital in Gujarat's Rajkot in the early hours of Friday, a fire brigade official said.

Thirty other coronavirus patients undergoing treatment at the hospital were rescued, he said.

The fire broke out in the ICU of Uday Shivanand Hospital in Mavdi area, where 33 patients were admitted, around 1 am on Friday. Seven of the patients were admitted to the ICU, fire brigade official JB Theva said.

"We rushed to the spot and rescued 30 patients after a call informing about the fire was received. Three patients died inside the ICU," he said.

The fire is under control. The cause of the fire has not been ascertained yet, he said.

The rescued patients have been shifted to other COVID-19 hospitals, he added.

In August, eight COVID-19 patients were killed after a fire broke out on the top floor of a four-storey private hospital in Ahmedabad.

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