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SUM fire: CM visits evacuated patients at AIIMS, AMRI

Bhubaneswar, Oct 18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday visited patients at AMRI and AIIMS Hospitals who were admitted there after being evacuated from SUM Hospital after a major fire broke out there on Monday evening and enquired about their wellbeing.

So far 20 patients have been died due to the fire.

“Deeply grieved by the loss of lives and injuries in the fire mishap in a private hospital at Bhubaneswar yesterday. I wish strength and speedy recovery to those affected and my thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the those who succumbed in the tragic incident,” said Patnaik.

We deployed the state machinery immediately to mount an immediate rescue, and all patients were evacuated and shifted to other hospitals, said Patnaik.

“I have visited Capital hospital, AIIMS and other hospitals to oversee ongoing treatment of several of the evacuated patients. Also, spoke with PM Narendra Modi about this tragic incident and informed him of our efforts for treatment of injured, and that senior Ministers and officials from the State are monitoring and guiding operations first hand,” Patnaik informed.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister directed a probe by Revenue Divisional Commissioner (Central Division) into the fire mishap and the reasons behind it.

He also announced that the State Government will bear the treatment costs of the injured from Chief Minister Relief Fund.

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