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Odisha hospital inferno: Centre continues efforts to provide aid to affected patients

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With the deadly inferno at a hospital at Bhubaneshwar, claiming 19 lives and leaving scores injured, the Centre has extended all possible help including shifting out the patients to various hospital ensuring speedy recovery of the injured, said Union Health Minister J P Nadda.

Speaking to ANI here, Nadda said that he was immediately called upon by Prime Minister Modi after tragedy struck at the ICU ward of the hospital, adding that the arrangements made for the patients was the top priority for the day.

"We alerted the Bhubaneswar AIIMS and all doctors and specialists have arrived there. 30 patients have come to AIIMS where we have provided facilities. Those who need to be shifted to AIIMS from the government's Capital Hospital will be shifted," he added.

In Odisha, at least 19 patients were killed and more than 100 injured in a fire that broke out at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar yesterday evening. The blaze was suspected to have been triggered by an electric short circuit in the dialysis ward on the first floor of the Sum hospital and spread to the nearby Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

State government has formed a three member committee under a Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) to probe the mishap.

State's Health Minister Atanu S Nayak said, stringent action will be taken if the hospital authorities are found guilty of negligence.

The fire rapidly spread to other areas on the same floor of the four-storey hospital building and most of the victims were in the first floor ICU of the ill-fated hospital. Doctors said, most of the deaths took place due to suffocation.

Police and fire brigade personnel along with volunteers and hospital staff launched a massive rescue operation as more than 500 indoor patients were trapped in the building.

At least 10 fire tenders were pressed into service to control the blaze and over a dozen ambulances deployed to shift the critical patients to other hospitals.

State Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi said, the injured persons have been admitted to various hospitals including AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

Prime Minister Modi expressed deep anguish at the loss of lives in the massive blaze. In a series of tweets, he described the tragedy as mind-numbing and said his thoughts are with bereaved families.

The Prime Minister spoke to Union Health Minister JP Nadda and asked him to facilitate transfer of all those injured to AIIMS in Bhubaneswar.

He also spoke to Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and asked him to ensure all possible help to the injured and affected. The Prime Minister also spoke to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik about the tragedy and assured all possible help from the Centre.

Nadda said, the Centre is providing all necessary support to the State government. Mr Nadda said, he has already spoken to the AIIMS in Bhubaneswar and asked it to provide all necessary help to the patients.

He said that Union Health secretary CK Mishra has already spoken to Health department officials and is in constant touch with them.

Patnaik expressed serious concern over the mishap and described it as very tragic. He directed the government hospitals to provide necessary treatment to patients shifted from Sum Hospital. Chief Minister also requested all private hospitals to extend treatment to the patients.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Odisha hospital inferno: Centre continues efforts to provide aid to affected patients

With the deadly inferno at a hospital at Bhubaneshwar, Odisha claiming 19 lives and leaving scores injured, the Centre has extended all possible help including shifting out the patients to various hospital ensuring speedy recovery of the injured, said Union Health Minister J P Nadda.Speaking to ANI here, Nadda said that he was immediately called upon by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after tragedy struck at the ICU ward of the hospital, adding that the arrangements made for the patients was the top priority for the day."We alerted the Bhubaneswar AIIMS and all doctors and specialists have arrived there. 30 patients have come to AIIMS where we have provided facilities. Those who need to be shifted to AIIMS from the government's Capital Hospital will be shifted," he added.In Odisha, at least 19 patients were killed and more than 100 injured in a fire that broke out at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar yesterday evening. The blaze was suspected to have been triggered by an electric short ...

With the deadly inferno at a hospital at Bhubaneshwar, claiming 19 lives and leaving scores injured, the Centre has extended all possible help including shifting out the patients to various hospital ensuring speedy recovery of the injured, said Union Health Minister J P Nadda.

Speaking to ANI here, Nadda said that he was immediately called upon by Prime Minister Modi after tragedy struck at the ICU ward of the hospital, adding that the arrangements made for the patients was the top priority for the day.

"We alerted the Bhubaneswar AIIMS and all doctors and specialists have arrived there. 30 patients have come to AIIMS where we have provided facilities. Those who need to be shifted to AIIMS from the government's Capital Hospital will be shifted," he added.

In Odisha, at least 19 patients were killed and more than 100 injured in a fire that broke out at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar yesterday evening. The blaze was suspected to have been triggered by an electric short circuit in the dialysis ward on the first floor of the Sum hospital and spread to the nearby Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

State government has formed a three member committee under a Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) to probe the mishap.

State's Health Minister Atanu S Nayak said, stringent action will be taken if the hospital authorities are found guilty of negligence.

The fire rapidly spread to other areas on the same floor of the four-storey hospital building and most of the victims were in the first floor ICU of the ill-fated hospital. Doctors said, most of the deaths took place due to suffocation.

Police and fire brigade personnel along with volunteers and hospital staff launched a massive rescue operation as more than 500 indoor patients were trapped in the building.

At least 10 fire tenders were pressed into service to control the blaze and over a dozen ambulances deployed to shift the critical patients to other hospitals.

State Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi said, the injured persons have been admitted to various hospitals including AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

Prime Minister Modi expressed deep anguish at the loss of lives in the massive blaze. In a series of tweets, he described the tragedy as mind-numbing and said his thoughts are with bereaved families.

The Prime Minister spoke to Union Health Minister JP Nadda and asked him to facilitate transfer of all those injured to AIIMS in Bhubaneswar.

He also spoke to Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and asked him to ensure all possible help to the injured and affected. The Prime Minister also spoke to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik about the tragedy and assured all possible help from the Centre.

Nadda said, the Centre is providing all necessary support to the State government. Mr Nadda said, he has already spoken to the AIIMS in Bhubaneswar and asked it to provide all necessary help to the patients.

He said that Union Health secretary CK Mishra has already spoken to Health department officials and is in constant touch with them.

Patnaik expressed serious concern over the mishap and described it as very tragic. He directed the government hospitals to provide necessary treatment to patients shifted from Sum Hospital. Chief Minister also requested all private hospitals to extend treatment to the patients.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Odisha hospital inferno: Centre continues efforts to provide aid to affected patients

With the deadly inferno at a hospital at Bhubaneshwar, claiming 19 lives and leaving scores injured, the Centre has extended all possible help including shifting out the patients to various hospital ensuring speedy recovery of the injured, said Union Health Minister J P Nadda.

Speaking to ANI here, Nadda said that he was immediately called upon by Prime Minister Modi after tragedy struck at the ICU ward of the hospital, adding that the arrangements made for the patients was the top priority for the day.

"We alerted the Bhubaneswar AIIMS and all doctors and specialists have arrived there. 30 patients have come to AIIMS where we have provided facilities. Those who need to be shifted to AIIMS from the government's Capital Hospital will be shifted," he added.

In Odisha, at least 19 patients were killed and more than 100 injured in a fire that broke out at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar yesterday evening. The blaze was suspected to have been triggered by an electric short circuit in the dialysis ward on the first floor of the Sum hospital and spread to the nearby Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

State government has formed a three member committee under a Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) to probe the mishap.

State's Health Minister Atanu S Nayak said, stringent action will be taken if the hospital authorities are found guilty of negligence.

The fire rapidly spread to other areas on the same floor of the four-storey hospital building and most of the victims were in the first floor ICU of the ill-fated hospital. Doctors said, most of the deaths took place due to suffocation.

Police and fire brigade personnel along with volunteers and hospital staff launched a massive rescue operation as more than 500 indoor patients were trapped in the building.

At least 10 fire tenders were pressed into service to control the blaze and over a dozen ambulances deployed to shift the critical patients to other hospitals.

State Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi said, the injured persons have been admitted to various hospitals including AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

Prime Minister Modi expressed deep anguish at the loss of lives in the massive blaze. In a series of tweets, he described the tragedy as mind-numbing and said his thoughts are with bereaved families.

The Prime Minister spoke to Union Health Minister JP Nadda and asked him to facilitate transfer of all those injured to AIIMS in Bhubaneswar.

He also spoke to Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and asked him to ensure all possible help to the injured and affected. The Prime Minister also spoke to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik about the tragedy and assured all possible help from the Centre.

Nadda said, the Centre is providing all necessary support to the State government. Mr Nadda said, he has already spoken to the AIIMS in Bhubaneswar and asked it to provide all necessary help to the patients.

He said that Union Health secretary CK Mishra has already spoken to Health department officials and is in constant touch with them.

Patnaik expressed serious concern over the mishap and described it as very tragic. He directed the government hospitals to provide necessary treatment to patients shifted from Sum Hospital. Chief Minister also requested all private hospitals to extend treatment to the patients.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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