Bhandara Hospital Fire: Prez condoles demise of 10 newborns

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind condoled the demise of 10 newborns who died in a fire at the Bhandara District General Hospital in Maharashtra on Saturday morning.
In a tweet in Hindi, the President said, ‘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 heart-wrenching tragedy.’
Ten newborns were killed in a fire at the Bhandara District General Hospital in Maharashtra on Saturday morning.
Civil Surgeon of Bhandara District General Hospital, Dr Pramod Khandate said 17 children, aged between one and three months, were admitted to the sick newborn care unit.
“In the wee hours of Saturday, a nurse notice smoke emanating from this ward and altered doctors. The hospital staff tried their best to save the children. Ten children have died, seven are safe,” he added.