Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday announced financial assistance of ₹5 lakh each to the families of 22 patients. Expressing grief over the incident, Mr Thackeray also announced a thorough probe into it.
“The kin of every person died in this incident will get compensation of Rs five lakh. I appeal to people to not indulge in any kind of politics,” he said in a statement. “The oxygen leakage that led to the death of 22 people is a shocking incident. I cannot express my grief in words. Such incidents are devastating, especially when we are trying hard to save every COVID-19 patient.”
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari expressed anguish over the deaths. “I was deeply anguished to know about the death of innocent Covid-19 patients in the unfortunate incident of Oxygen tanker leakage at the Dr Zakir Hussain Hospital in Nashik. I convey my condolences to the next of those who lost their lives and wish speedy recovery to the affected persons,” the governor said in a message.
Expressing grief over the incident, Maharashtra Minister Eknath Shinde has ordered a probe into the matter and said those found responsible won’t be spared. “This is a big accident. Those found responsible won’t be spared. On the other hand, PM Modi expressed grief and conveyed condolences to those who lost their loved ones. He also prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured. “The fire at a COVID-19 hospital in Virar is tragic. Condolences to those who lost their loved ones. May the injured recover soon,” PM Modi said in a tweet.