Andheri ESIC Kamgar Hospital Fire Update: Rescued battling for life

Twenty patients were admitted to RN Cooper Hospital, of which four patients are in critical condition

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On Monday afternoon, as a fire broke out at Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital in MIDC, Marol, Andheri, those rescued were rushed to six hospitals – RN Cooper Hospital, Thackeray Trauma Hospital in Jogeshwari, Holy Spirit Hospital and Seven Hills hospital in Andheri, Hiranandani hospital in Powai, and Siddharth hospital in Goregaon. ESIC Hospital has 283 functional beds, of which 163 were occupied. In total, eight people lost their lives. 

Twenty patients were admitted to RN Cooper Hospital, of which four patients are in critical condition. One of the assistant medical officers said that most suffered injuries while trying to jump out of the building. 

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Three people, two men, and one woman were brought dead to Seven Hills Hospital in Andheri. Of the 45 patients admitted, nine are in the ICU.

While 43 patients were rushed to Holy Spirit Hospital, 41 were admitted. Of these, seven adult patients are in the ICU on ventilator support, and the condition of one patient is critical. A six-month-old girl was brought dead. Sneha Joseph, Executive Director Holy Spirit Hospital said the body has been kept in the mortuary as they are not sure if the child was already a patient at ESIC Hospital or died as a result of the fire there.  

Deepak Sawant, State Health Minister said that he will announce compensation on Tuesday and the state will pay for the treatment.

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