After a massive fire broke at Mumbai's Vijay Vallabh Hospital, which killed 13 people, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday morning announced that Rs 5 lakh each for the heirs of the patients who died and Rs 1 lakh each for the critically injured patients.
Maharashtra Chief Minister's Office's tweet in Marathi can be translated into: "Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has announced Rs 5 lakh each for the heirs of the patients who died in the fire at Vijay Vallabh Hospital in Virar and Rs 1 lakh each for the critically injured patients."
विरार येथील विजय वल्लभ रूग्णालयातील आगीत मृत्युमुखी पडलेल्या रूग्णांच्या वारसांना प्रत्येकी ५ लाख आणि गंभीर जखमी रूग्णांना प्रत्येकी १ लाख रुपये मदत मुख्यमंत्री उद्धव बाळासाहेब ठाकरे यांनी जाहीर केली आहे.— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) April 23, 2021
विरारमधील विजय वल्लभ रुग्णालयात अतिदक्षता विभागास आग लागून काही रुग्णांचा मृत्यू झाल्याप्रकरणी मुख्यमंत्री उद्धव बाळासाहेब ठाकरे यांनी तीव्र दुःख व्यक्त केले आहे. त्यांनी संबंधित अधिकाऱ्यांशी संपर्क साधून आग विझवणे व इतर रुग्णांवरील उपचार सुरू राहतील याकडे लक्ष देण्यास सांगितले— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) April 23, 2021
Stating that CM Uddhav Thackeray has expressed deep sorrow over the death of some patients in a fire incident in Mumbai's Virar area, Maharashtra Chief Minister's Office in a tweet said that the Chief Minister has contacted the concerned authorities. The CMO also mentioned that Uddhav Thackeray has also asked to concerned authorities to ensure that firefighting and treatment of other patients in the hospital should continue.
Today a fire in a hospital in Virar claimed the lives of at least 13 people in the ICU section. A few days ago, the tragedy in Nasik and earlier the incident in Bhandara and Bhandup.— Raj Thackeray (@RajThackeray) April 23, 2021
All these incidents are heart wrenching and so unfortunate. (1/3)
Besides the Chief Minister, MNS Chief Raj Thackeray also took to Twitter and said, "Today a fire in a hospital in Virar claimed the lives of at least 13 people in the ICU section." Pointing towards the recent Nashik tragedy and a few other such incidents, the MNA Chief said that all these incidents are heart-wrenching and "so unfortunate". A thorough audit needs to be done and if any shortfalls or errors come up, they need to rectify, he added.
One more devastating incident.— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) April 23, 2021
Deeply pained to know about loss of lives in Virar Covid Hospital ICU fire.
My deepest condolences to bereaved families.
Wishing speedy recovery to injured #COVID19 patients.
We demand an in-depth inquiry & strong action against those responsible.
Calling it a once more devastating incident, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that he is deeply pained to know about the loss of lives in Virar COVID-19 Hospital. He said, "My deepest condolences to bereaved families. Demanding an in-depth inquiry and strong action against those responsible, Fadnavis wished a speedy recovery to the injured COVID-19 patients.
वसई विरार विजय बल्लभ कोविड अस्पताल में आग लगने से हुई दुर्घटना की खबर से विचलित हूँ।— Bhagat Singh Koshyari (@BSKoshyari) April 23, 2021
इस कठिन समय में मेरी संवेदनाएँ शोकाकुल परिवारों के साथ हैं और मैं माँ भगवती से घायलों के शीघ्र स्वास्थ्यलाभ की कामना करता हूँ।
केन्द्र व राज्य सरकारें समुचित सहायता को प्रतिबद्ध है ।
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari said, "I am deeply pained by the news of the accident caused by the fire incident in Virar's COVID-19 hospital. My condolences are with the bereaved families during this difficult time and I pray to mother Bhagwati for a speedy recovery of the injured. The Central and State Governments are committed to providing adequate assistance."
विरार येथील विजय वल्लभ हॉस्पिटलच्या अतिदक्षता विभागामध्ये लागलेल्या आगीच्या दुर्घटनेत १३ रुग्णांचा मृत्यू झाला. ही घटना अतिशय दुर्दैवी व वेदनादायी आहे.— Rajesh Tope (@rajeshtope11) April 23, 2021
या घटनेची सखोल चौकशी करण्याचे आदेश मा. मुख्यमंत्री महोदयांनी दिले आहेत.
Expressing grief over the fire incident, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said, "This incident is very unfortunate and painful." He in his tweet in Marathi also informed that CM Uddhav Thackeray has ordered a thorough inquiry into the incident.
Maharashtra's Cabinet Minister Eknath Shinde said, "I visited the site where this incident happened. This is unfortunate. 13 people have died. Prima Facie it seems that there was a short circuit in the AC unit and after it exploded, the fire broke out in the hospital. A strict probe will be conducted into the matter."
A massive fire broke at Mumbai's Vijay Vallabh hospital during the early hours on Friday. The COVID-19 hospital is situated in the Virar West area of Mumbai. The fire was put off within minutes, however, 13 casualties have been reported, Chief Election Officer (CEO) Dilip Shah informed. Meanwhile, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered an inquiry.
The fire brigade reached the site and currently, patients who were getting treated are being shifted to another hospital. The fire has been put off however ICU patients who are under critical condition need to be taken to a safer zone. This incident comes to light two days after an oxygen cylinder leak in Maharashtra's Nashik where 24 people lost their lives.
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