5 Covid patients dead as fire breaks out at Rajkot hospital, probe ordered

Rajkot: Five people died and one was injured in a fire that broke out at Uday Shivanand Covid hospital’s ICU in Rajkot at around 1am today.

According to municipal corporation, all the victims are aged 60 to 70. A probe has been ordered by the State government.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of five patients in a Covid-19 hospital in Gujarat’s Rajkot in a fire that broke out in the ICU of the hospital in the early hours of today.

“Extremely pained by the loss of lives due to a hospital fire in Rajkot. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones in this unfortunate tragedy. Praying for a quick recovery of the injured. The administration is ensuring all possible assistance to those affected,” he posted.


NT Bureau