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Five COVID Patients Killed, One Injured As Fire Breaks Out At Rajkot Hospital

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Rajkot: At least five patients were killed, one left injured after a fire broke out in the ICU of a designated COVID-19 hospital in Gujarat’s Rajkot in the early hours of Friday.

Thirty other virus-affected patients undergoing treatment at the hospital were rescued, an official said. The fire is under control, however, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

The fire broke out in the ICU of Uday Shivanand Hospital in Mavdi area, where 33 patients were admitted. Seven of the patients were admitted to the ICU, fire brigade official JB Theva said.

“We rushed to the spot and rescued 30 patients after a call informing about the fire was received. Three patients died inside the ICU,” he said.

The rescued patients have been shifted to other COVID-19 hospitals, he added.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered a probe into the incident.

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