14 died in the fire accident at Vijay Vallabh Covid Hospital.

14 patients have died in the fire accident at Vijay Vallabh Covid Hospital in Virar in Maharashtra's Palghar district.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over this incident. PM Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 2 lakh from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund to the families of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the seriously injured in the accident. This information has been given by the Prime Minister’s Office. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has also expressed grief to the people who lost their lives in the accident. On Friday around 3:15 am, a fire broke out in the air conditioning unit in the ICU ward of Vijay Vallabh Covid Hospital due to a short circuit. In which 14 patients have died. Other seriously injured people have been shifted to another hospital for treatment.

Apart from PM Modi and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Pattanayak have expressed grief over the tragic incident. CM Uddhav Thackeray has ordered an inquiry in the case.

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