The fire broke out in an area hospital’s Sick Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) in Maharashtra’s Bhandara district, Doordarshan stated in a tweet on its verified Twitter account. Firefighters rescued seven different babies from the unit.
“The investigations are going on,” Tope stated, including that $6,813 (5 lakh Indian rupees) can be paid in compensation to every of the households affected. The state may also bear funeral and counseling prices.
“Whosoever is guilty in this will not be spared at all,” Tope stated. “It should be ensured that such type of incidences do not occur henceforth.”
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned the incident on Saturday morning. “Heart-wrenching tragedy in Bhandara, Maharashtra, where we have lost precious young lives. My thoughts are with all the bereaved families. I hope the injured recover as early as possible,” he wrote on Twitter
The workplace of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind additionally tweeted in Hindi, “I am deeply saddened by the untimely death of infants in a fire accident in Bhandara, Maharashtra. My heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their children in this heartbreaking event.”
Home Minister Amit Shah stated in a tweet that he was “pained beyond words” by the “irreparable loss.”
The nation’s Health and Family Welfare Minister, Harsh Vardhan, stated he was in contact with Tope concerning the incident.