PM condoles death by fire at Guj hospital, announces Ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to next of kin of dead


New Delhi, (UNI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed condoled the deaths in a fire that broke out at a COVID-19 designated hospital in Ahmedabad and announced an Ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the dead in the fire.

At least eight patients have been killed in the accident.

'Saddened by the tragic hospital fire in Ahmedabad. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Spoke to CM Vijay Rupani jiand Mayor Bijal Patel ji regarding the situation. Administration is providing all possible assistance to the affected," Mr Modi said in a tweet.

"Ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the hospital fire in Ahmedabad. Rs 50,000 each would be given to those injured due to the hospital fire,' his tweet further read.