The fireplace broke out in a neighborhood hospital’s Sick New child Care Unit (SNCU) in Maharashtra’s Bhandara district, Doordarshan mentioned in a tweet on its verified Twitter account. Firefighters rescued seven different infants from the unit.
“The investigations are happening,” Tope mentioned, including that $6,813 (5 lakh Indian rupees) could be paid in compensation to every of the households affected. The state may even bear funeral and counseling prices.
“Whosoever is responsible on this won’t be spared in any respect,” Tope mentioned. “It needs to be ensured that such kind of incidences don’t happen henceforth.”
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned the incident on Saturday morning. “Coronary heart-wrenching tragedy in Bhandara, Maharashtra, the place now we have misplaced treasured younger lives. My ideas are with all of the bereaved households. I hope the injured get well as early as doable,” he wrote on Twitter
The workplace of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind additionally tweeted in Hindi, “I’m deeply saddened by the premature demise of infants in a hearth accident in Bhandara, Maharashtra. My heartfelt condolences to the households who misplaced their kids on this heartbreaking occasion.”
House Minister Amit Shah mentioned in a tweet that he was “pained past phrases” by the “irreparable loss.”
The nation’s Well being and Household Welfare Minister, Harsh Vardhan, mentioned he was in contact with Tope concerning the incident.