4 infants killed in fire at children’s ward of hospital in Bhopal

Bhopal: In a tragic incident, four infants died on Monday night in a fire that broke out at the children’s ward of Kamala Nehru Hospital in Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh.

Medical education minister Vishwas Sarang also reached the hospital to oversee the rescue operation and speaking to ANI said, “There were 40 children in the ward out of which 36 are safe. Ex gratia of Rs 4 lakhs will be given to parents of each deceased.”

At least 40 children were admitted to the ICU ward, out of which 36 have been shifted to another ward. Four children could not be saved.

Reacting to the incident, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “The incident of fire in the children’s ward of Kamala Nehru Hospital, Bhopal is sad. The rescue operation was swift. A high-level inquiry has been ordered into the incident. The investigation will be done by ACS Public Health and Medical Education Mohammad Suleman.”

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the fire was brought under control but some children, who were already seriously ill and were admitted to the hospital, could not be saved.

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath said in a tweet, “The incident of fire in the children’s ward of Kamala Nehru Hospital in Bhopal is very sad. The government should make all necessary arrangements for rescue and relief work. After this tragic incident, the families of the admitted children are suffering.”

“The government should make proper arrangements for the treatment of admitted children in other hospitals. Praying to God that all the children are safe. There should be a high-level inquiry into this whole incident, strict action should be taken against the culprits responsible,” he added.

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