Four Newborns Reportedly Die In Neonatal Unit Of An Indian Hospital After Fire Outbreak

According to reports, four newborns have been accounted to have lost their lives following a fire outbreak in the neonatal ward of a hospital in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Firefighters failed at saving about 26 babies from the Kamla Nehru Children’s Hospital in Bhopal on Monday night.

The event that led to the fire outbreak is yet to be officially announced as the investigation is underway, it’s been speculated that the event was caused by a faulty electrical circuit. Chief Minister Shivran Sighn Chouhan while describing the event called it “painful”. An inquiry was made and compensation of 400,000 rupees(E4000, $5000) to the families that lost their babies.

The fire that broke out at 9 pm took firefighters 3 hours to put off. Fire outbreaks in Indian hospitals are reported to be careless on electrical safety standards. 11 patients from the COVID-19 ICU were also reported dead at the same Hospital in Maharashtra state.

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