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Shrey Hospital Fire: Two cops who rescued 41 patients develop COVID-19 symptoms

  • Unmindful of the danger, the cops did not wait to don a PPE kit
  • They ran to rescue patients from the fire and evacuate them
  • Eight cops are now under quarantine

Two cops of the Navrangpura police station who helped rescue 41 under treatment COVID-19 patients at Shrey Hospital have reported symptoms like fever and cough.

Since the cops rushed to the rescue of COVID-19 patients without any PPE kit, the cops were put under quarantine. They are now displaying symptoms believed to be similar to those of COVID-19 patients.


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The patients who were rescued from the fire at Shrey Hospital were moved to SVP Hospital for treatment. In all, eight members of the police team of Navrangpura police station have been put under quarantine.

The administration has also decided to carry out COVID-19 tests for all the staff who were involved in the rescue operation.

How rescue took place

The fire at Shrey Hosptial was reported on Thursday at around 3 am. Navrangpura police also rushed to the spot and without concern for their safety, a team led by a female officer rushed in to evacuate the 41 people under treatment.

The cops knew they were dealing with COVID-19 patient since the hospital was a dedicated COVID-19 facility. Waiting to don PPE kits would have meant the loss of precious rescue time. So, the cops rushed in to help the patients unmindful of the peril.

The patients were then shifted to SVP Hospital.

Shrey Hospital lacked fire NOC

Investigations have revealed that the hospital did not have mandatory NOC. Its NOC for the fire had expired some months ago but it had not bothered to renew it. 

It has also emerged that the hospital did not have a fire safety system in place and fact only had a few fire extinguishers.

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