Everyday, we wake up to horrific news from India or around the world. What’s more left to see in 2020?
At a private COVID-19 designated hospital in Ahmedabad, a fire broke out at around 3:30am, reportedly caused by an electrical short-circuit. Eight patients from the ICU ward have succumbed to the fire and around 35 patients at the facility were rescued and moved to a city’s civic hospital.
Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad witnessed the tragic fire accident and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the deaths. He also stated that the administration is providing all possible assistance, and spoke to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and city mayor Bijal Patel regarding the situation as well.
Saddened by the tragic hospital fire in Ahmedabad. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Spoke to CM @vijayrupanibjp Ji and Mayor @ibijalpatel Ji regarding the situation. Administration is providing all possible assistance to the affected.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 6, 2020
On Twitter, Modi has also announced an ex-gratia of two lakh rupees to the next of kin of the deceased and 50,000 for those who are injured due to the hospital fire will be given from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.
Ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the hospital fire in Ahmedabad. Rs. 50,000 each would be given to those injured due to the hospital fire.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 6, 2020