It is reported that at least 19 people have died and over 100 people have been injured in a massive fire that broke out at Bhubaneshwar. The fire broke out at Bhubaneshwar’s Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM hospital on Monday.
The fire started off from dialysis ward of the office which is located on the first floor, possibly due to short circuit. Then it spread to Medicine ward and intensive care unit. Officials reported that at the time of incident more than 500 patients were there in the building. All of them 0were evacuated and injured ones were moved to another hospital.
Health secretary Arti Ahuja said, “14 people were declared dead at Capital Hospital and five succumbed to injuries at AMRI Hospital. A total of 106 others were undergoing treatment for injuries”.
PM Modi expressing the anguish tweeted, “Spoke to Minister @JPNadda & asked him to facilitate a transfer of all those injured to AIIMS. Hope the injured recover quickly.”
On the other hand, Health Minister JP Nadda responded in a tweet, “I have spoken to Director, AIIMS Bhubaneswar to provide all necessary support and help the patients in the best way possible. @narendramodi”.
The Odisha government has set up a helpline number: 9439991226.