Five of the forty newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit of a state hospital in central India They lost their lives when a fire broke out on Monday night (8/11), officials announced.
The tragedy added to a series of fires in hospitals across the country this year, especially in intensive care units (ICUs), which have claimed the lives of dozens of people.
The rest of the newborns in the hospital Kamla Nehrou, in the state Mantia Pradesh, many of them underweight, were transferred to other wings, he said Minister of Medical Education, Visvas Kailas Sarang, speaking to reporters after the fire was brought under control. “Other children are being cared for,” he later said Mr. Sarang via social media, adding that an investigation was ordered into the fire.
Fires in her hospitals India have claimed the lives of at least 70 people this year, including more than ten last weekend in Maharashtra, a state adjacent to Mantia Pradesh.