4 COVID Patients Die After Fire Breaks Out at Surat Hospital

This tragedy struck while the nation is already ailing from a horrific second COVID-19 wave.

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Four COVID-19 patients died after a fire broke out at Ayush Hospital, in Gujarat’s Surat on the night of Sunday, 25 April.

This tragedy struck while the nation is already ailing from a horrific second COVID-19 wave that has brought the healthcare system down to its knees, with reports abound of shortage in oxygen supply, hospital beds, and life-saving drugs.

Dr Ashik Naik, Medical Officer of Health, Surat Municipal Corporation, Gujarat, was quoted by ANI, as saying:

“A fire broke out at Ayush Hospital in Surat late last night. All the patients have been shifted to SMIMER hospital in Surat and four of them have died.”

Dr Naik further informed ANI that when the fire broke out, 10 COVID-19 patients were receiving treatment on the fifth floor of the hospital.

Gujarat on Monday, 26 April, recorded 14,340 new COVID-19 cases, 158 deaths and 7,727 recoveries. Total cases in the state stand at 5,10,373 and active cases at 1,21,461.

(With inputs from ANI.)

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