The deputy director of the state health department, Nashik Region, PB Gandal said that of the seven injured patients, the condition of two is critical, while the condition of the remaining five patients is stable.
Gandal is on his way to Ahmednagar from Nashik following the incident. District guardian minister Hasan Mushrif is also on his way to Ahmednagar.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered a probe into the fire incident. The chief minister also expressed condolences over the incident.
Following the incident, Thackeray spoke to district guardian minister Hasan Mushrif and chief secretary Sitaram Kunte and asked them to ensure that the victims should not face any problems in getting treatment.
Health department sources said that there are two wings of ICU in Ahmednagar civil hospital. One on the first floor and the second on the ground floor where the fire broke out.
Anguished by the loss of lives due to a fire in a hospital in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. Condolences to the bereaved… https://t.co/ly7amj55Gp
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1636190967000
All 17 patients were admitted on the ground floor of the hospital.
The health department sources suspect a short circuit as a reason behind the fire.
Fire tenders were rushed to the spot soon after being informed of the fire and the fire has now been brought under control.
The civil hospital authorities are in the process of ascertaining the identifies of the dead and those injured.
Meanwhile, former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis demanded that an in-depth inquiry should be conducted and strict action against all responsible people.
“Very shocking and disturbing news from Nagar. My deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in Nagar Civil Hospital ICU Fire incident. Praying for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Fadnavis tweeted.
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