Ahmedabad, August 6
A blaze within the wee hours at a personal hospital right here has left eight Covid sufferers lifeless, a hearth brigade official mentioned on Thursday.
The victims have been 5 males and three girls, who have been being handled on the ICU ward of the Covid-designated Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura space, the official mentioned.
The fireplace broke out round 3.30 am on Thursday, he mentioned.
Around 40 different Covid sufferers on the facility have been rescued and shifted to a civic hospital within the metropolis, he mentioned.
“Eight coronavirus patients admitted to the ICU ward of Shrey Hospital have died due to the fire, which has been doused,” mentioned an official of the Ahmedabad Fire Department.
The reason for the fireplace will not be but identified, he mentioned.
With 1,073 new coronavirus constructive instances, Gujarat’s Covid tally reached 66,777 on Wednesday. The variety of deceased has gone as much as 2,557, an official mentioned. PTI