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Shrey Hospital Fire: Trustee Bharat Mahant arrested

The Navrangpura Police on Wednesday arrested the trustee of Shrey Hospital, Bharat Mahant in connection with the fire incident on August 6. Earlier, immediately after the incident, Mahant was questioned until late night but was let go. Later, the government ordered that Mahant be booked in the case after a two-member team formed by the Gujarat...

Shrey Hospital Fire: Trustee Bharat Mahant detained, to be arrested after COVID-19 test

The Navrangpura Police have detained the trustee of Shrey Hospital, Bharat Mahant in connection with the fire incident on August 6.  Earlier, immediately after the incident, Mahant was questioned until late night but was let go. Later, the government ordered that Mahant be booked in the case after a two-member team formed by the Gujarat...

Shrey Hospital Fire: Retired HC judge KA Punj to head judicial inquiry

The Gujarat government on Tuesday appointed retired judge of the Gujarat High Court Justice KA Punj to head the judicial inquiry into the fire incident at Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura of Ahmedabad. Home minister Pradipsinh Jadeja said a report will be submitted within three months of the judicial inquiry being ordered.  Justice Punj had earlier...

Shrey Hospital Fire: Trustee Bharat Mahant booked in case

A complaint has been filed against trustee Bharat Mahant in connection with the Shrey Hospital Fire. Eight people under treatment for COVID-19 were killed after a fire in the ICU of the hospital on the fourth floor. The hospital was a dedicated COVID-19 facility. Earlier after the fire, the trustee Mahant, who is also associated...

Shrey Hospital Fire: Gujarat government orders judicial inquiry

The Gujarat government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the fire incident at Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura of Ahmedabad. The inquiry will be headed by a retired judge of the high court.  The Gujarat government announced this after a two-member team submitted its report on the incident. The government had formed a two-member team of...

50% of COVID-19 hospitals in city lack fire NOC: Sources

The fire incident at Shrey Hospital that left eight COVID-19 patients dead forced the AMC and fire department to look into the fire safety system and fire NOC at other COVID-19 facilities in the city.  The fire department had also issued a notice to all COVID-19 hospitals in the city asking them to get a...

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...

Shrey Hospital Fire: Only 26 of 67 hospitals in Ahmedabad have fire NOC!

Two days after the death of eight COVID-19 patients in the ICU of Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura, the AMC is now looking at the fire safety system in place in all such hospitals. Shrey Hospital was a dedicated COVID-19 facility and a fire in the ICU of the hospital early Thursday morning killed eight people....

Shrey Hospital Fire: AMC asks all COVID-19 hospitals to get fire safety in a week

It took the AMC the loss of eight lives to finally act on lack of fire safety equipment in a COVID-19 hospital. The fire department of the civic body has issued an ultimatum to Shrey Hospital to put in place a fire safety system within a week or face action. After a fire in the ICU...

Shrey Hospital Fire: Crematorium certificate says COVID-19 is cause of death!

Eight people died in a fire at the ICU of Shrey Hospital in the city on Thursday early morning.  Yet, the Dudheshwar Crematorium, where some of the deceased were cremated, wrote COVID-19 as the cause of death in the death certificate!   The death certificate that mentions COVID-19 as the cause of death and not...

Shrey Hospital Fire: CM Rupani wants fire safety of hospitals across Gujarat checked

A day after the tragic fire incident in Shrey Hospital, the Gujarat government has asked the Urban Development department to ensure that fire safety norms are in place in all hospitals and commercial complexes in the city. It has asked all civic bodies to carry out immediate checks for fire safety in all such buildings...

Shrey Hospital 4th floor was illegally built: Dinesh Sharma

The Opposition leader in the AMC has alleged that the fourth floor of Shrey Hospital was illegally constructed in violation of norms. The allegations came after an early morning fire on Thursday in the ICU of Shrey Hospital, a dedicated COVID-19 centre, left 8 COVID-19 patients dead. Dinesh Sharma, the Leader of Opposition, in the...