Union minister Anupriya Patel visits NTPC blast victims at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi

New Delhi: Two of the injured in the NTPC boiler blast in Uttar Pradesh have been shifted to the Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi. Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel visited them on Friday.

A green corridor was created to bring the patients to the national capital, considering the seriousness of their condition.

Labourers who sustained burn injuries at NTPC's Unchahar Power Plant being brought to Raebareli district hospital for treatment on Wednesday. PTI

Labourers who sustained burn injuries at NTPC's Unchahar Power Plant being taken to the hospital. PTI

Seven more injured in the Tuesday's blast were also to be shifted to the city's AIIMS hospital, besides the Safdarjung's 's trauma centre, said an official.

Patel visited Safdarjung hospital late on Thursday "to oversee and ensure that patients from the blast got the best medical care and treatment", said the official from the Union health ministry.

She suggested that facilities and doctors from the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital could also be used, if necessary.

The death toll in the blast in National Thermal Power Corporation's 500MW unit in Rae Bareli rose to 30 on Thursday. The government has ordered a magisterial probe into the tragedy.

The massive explosion took place in state-owned power plant's Unchahar town unit on the Lucknow-Allahabad Highway on Tuesday. Many were trapped when the boiler burst and a huge ball of dust rose, making the rescue operations difficult.

Updated Date: Nov 03, 2017 10:29 AM

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