Vijayawada hospital blaze: Home Minister Sucharitha responds - Tv9
Sun, Aug 09, 2020, 01:19 PM
Andhra Pradesh Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharitha said CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has already announced the ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakhs to the family members of victims who died in the fire accident at a makeshift hospital in Swarna palace hotel. Reacting over the unfortunate incident, the state home minister said Ramesh Hospitals private management took the hotel on lease to treat the COVID patients.
'It has come to our notice that 40 COVID patients and ten medical staff were present at the time of fire incident', the home minister said. Officials were asked to take immediate rescue operations and added that an electrical short circuit might be one of the reasons for the fire incident.