Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday visited Bhandara district general hospital and met the parents of the 10 newborns who died after the fire broke out on Saturday at the Special Newborn Care Unit of the four-storeyed district hospital in Maharashtra’s Bhandara district town in the wee hours on January 9.
CM announced that a team comprising Divisional Commissioner, former Mumbai fire brigade chief will probe the fire incident.
CM informed that the fire safety audit of all government hospitals will be done soon. He also spoke to hospital and health officials. The chief minister told reporters that he met the kin of the victims with folded hands. “I could not find words to console them,” he said.
He said that “The probe we have announced will check if the fire was an accident or something which happened as a result of ignoring earlier safety report”.
“I have also issued orders to check if there have been any incidents in the state of ignoring safety norms at hospitals while combating the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.