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Rajkot Hospital Fire: SC rebukes Gujarat for its ‘everything is good’ report

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its displeasure over the Gujarat government’s response to the Rajkot Hospital Fire last week which ended up killing five. The court said the state was suppressing facts and asked it to file a fresh affidavit with correct facts. The Supreme Court had earlier sought a report from the state government...

Rajkot Hospital Fire: Justice DA Mehta to head judicial inquiry now

The inquiry into the fire at Uday Shivanand Hospital will now be carried out by retired judge DA Mehta. Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja on Monday said the government has appointed DA Mehta to head the judicial inquiry into the incident. Jadeja said that earlier after the fire incident, the Rupani government had announced a judicial...

Rajkot Hospital Fire: Emergency exit door of ICU barred, several other fire safety violations found

The investigation into the Rajkot hospital fire which ended up killing five patients has revealed that the emergency exit door in the hospital was barred at the time of the incident. The initial probe by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has revealed that the fire was a result of negligence. The SIT has registered a...

BREAKING: Judge KA Punj to head inquiry into Rajkot Hospital Fire

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered a judicial inquiry into the fire in an ICU of Uday Shivanand Hospital in Rajkot. The incident left five patients dead. Rupani has given the probe in the matter to retired Gujarat High Court judge KA Punj. The judge is also heading the inquiry into the Shrey Hospital...

Rajkot Hospital Fire: Rajkot mayor calls it a ‘natural disaster’!

In what is a foot-in-mouth moment, Rajkot Mayor Binaben Acharya on Friday called the Rajkot hospital fire incident a ‘natural disaster’. The fire in the ICU of Uday Shivanand Hospital on Thursday late at night killed five people. Binaben Acharya was quoted as saying: “This is a natural disaster. We have been spared the major loss...

Rajkot Hospital Fire: SC asks Gujarat to submit report

The Supreme Court of India has taken suo motu cognizance of the fire incident in the ICU of the COVID-19 hospital at Rajkot which left five patients dead. The apex court said it is high time that the Centre and states take strict measures to implement the policy, guidelines, and SOPs to contain the surge...

Rajkot Hospital fire: Employee helped save 7 lives

The fire in COVID-19 hospital in Rajkot that killed five patients could have ended up with more casualties had it not been for the quick thinking of an employee. Ajay Vaghela, an employee who was on duty at the time of the fire, helped rescue seven people as the inferno raged on. Vaghela ferried the patients...

Fire in COVID-19 hospital ICU in Rajkot kills 5, inquiry ordered

A fire in another COVID-19 hospital in Rajkot late on Thursday night ended up killing five patients. Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rpani has ordered an inquiry into the incident. As per reports, the fire was reported at 1 am in the ICU unit of Uday Shivanand Hospital in Rajkot. The hospital which is a COVID-19...