New Delhi: Eight patients in the ICU ward of a private COVID-19 designated hospital died after fire broke out there on Thursday, a fire official said.
Fire broke out at the Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura area of Ahmedabad during the early hours of Thursday, the official said.
Around 40 other COVID-19 patients at the facility were rescued and shifted to a civic hospital in the city, he said.
The cause of the fire is not known yet, he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the tragic loss of lives in a fire that broke out at a Covid-19 hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
At least eight patients have been killed in the incident.
"Saddened by the tragic hospital fire in Ahmedabad. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon,' the prime minister tweeted.
The prime minister said he has spoken to chief minister Vijay Rupani and state Governor regarding the situation and assured all possible assistance to the affected.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered a probe in the fire incident at Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad, said the Gujarat Chief Minister's Office (CMO) on Thursday.
The Gujarat Chief Minister has ordered for the report in three days, it added. Sangeeta Singh Additional Chief Secretary of the Home department, Gujarat, will be leading the probe.
"CM Vijay Rupani has ordered a probe in the incident of fire at Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad. Sangeeta Singh, Additional Chief Secretary (Home Department) will be leading the probe. The CM has ordered for a report within 3 days," said the CMO.