Bhandara fire tragedy: Probe committee puts blame on nurses

Mumbai: The state probe committee has said that nurses were absent from the Sick Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) of Bhandara District General Hospital at the time of the tragic incident.

The probe committee of  Maharashtra government in its 50-page report submitted to the health secretary said that a baby warmer at the SNCU caught fire due to a short circuit.

The report said that the tragic incident could have been avoided had the nurses were present during the tragedy. Sources said that the panel has put the blame on nurses and senior officials of the hospital.

Worthwhile to mention that ten infants were killed after a fire swept through the children’s ward of Bhandara District General Hospital on January 9.

There were reports that the government-run hospital was operating without a NOC from the fire department.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray had ordered inspection of all the government hospitals across the state to ward such tragedies in the future. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had taken suo moto cognisance of the tragic matter.

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