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J P Nadda to visit SUM hospital in Bhubaneswar

He will reach Bhubaneswar on Wednesday and visit the hospital where 19 people were killed in a fire on Monday

IANS  |  New Delhi 

J P Nadda Photo: AIR Twitter
J P Nadda Photo: AIR Twitter

Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda will reach on Wednesday and the hospital where 19 people were killed in a fire on Monday.

"Health Minister will in on Wednesday to take stock of the fire tragedy which claimed 19 lives,"a senior Health Ministry official told IANS.

Nineteen persons were killed in the fire in the Intensive Care Unit of the Dialysis Ward of on Monday evening. Another 106 were injured and are undergoing treatment.

The Fire Services Department lodged an FIR with the police alleging negligence of the hospital authorities in adhering to fire safety norms.

Four officials were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the incident.

First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 12:03 IST
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