Retired Judge To Probe Covid Hospital Fire That Killed 8 In Ahmedabad

Eight sufferers died within the blaze within the ICU ward of Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura space of the town.


The Gujarat authorities on Tuesday mentioned a judicial inquiry will probably be carried out by a retired decide of the excessive courtroom into the hearth at Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad by which eight COVID-19 sufferers had been killed.

The choice was taken after a Gujarat government- appointed two-member inquiry committee, comprising senior IAS officers, submitted its report back to the state authorities on Monday.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has determined {that a} retired excessive courtroom decide will probe the hearth incident at Shrey Hospital in order that no particular person chargeable for it goes scot-free, a launch issued by the state authorities mentioned.

The retired decide for the probe will probably be appointed at a later stage, it mentioned.

Rupani earlier ordered a preliminary inquiry within the case by a two-member committee, comprising state Extra Chief Secretary (House) Sangeeta Singh and ACS (City Growth) Mukesh Puri.

Of their report submitted on Monday, they mentioned the first reason for the hearth was short-circuit in medical gear, which unfold within the hospital”s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) within the subsequent three minutes.

The report mentioned this was an unintentional case of fireplace. On August 6, eight sufferers died within the blaze within the ICU ward of Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura space of the town.

The fireplace broke out round 3.30 am on the highest ground of the four-storey hospital, a delegated facility for therapy of COVID-19 sufferers.

A para-medical workers member of the hospital was injured within the incident.

Shrey Hospital was one of many 60-odd personal medical amenities authorised by the Ahmedabad Municipal Company to confess and deal with coronavirus sufferers.

After the incident, practically 40 COVID-19 sufferers, who had been present process therapy within the hospital’s common ward, had been shifted to the civic-run Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital.


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