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Thane: 4 killed in a fire at Prime Criticare Hospital in Mumbra

The incident took place at around 3:45 am at the Prime Criticare Hospital located in Kausa, Mumbra. It is a non-COVID hospital. Three fire engines and five ambulances had rushed to the spot immediately.

Thane: 4 killed in a fire at Prime Criticare Hospital in Mumbra
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At least four patients died in a massive fire in Mumbra hospital in Thane district in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, April 28. According to officials, another 20 patients from different wards were rescued and have been shifted to Bilal and Kalsekar hospital.

The incident took place at around 3:45 am at the Prime Criticare Hospital located in Kausa, Mumbra. It is a non-COVID hospital. Three fire engines and five ambulances had rushed to the spot immediately.

The deceased have been identified as Yasmeen Zafar Sayyed (46), Nawab Majid Shaikh (47), Halima bi Salmani (70) and Sonawane.

As per the prima facie information, the fire started from the meter room of the hospital.

The hospital is part of a residential building named Hasan Towers and is located on the first floor.

Moreover, Housing Minister and Mumbra-Kalwa MLA Dr Jitendra Awhad immediately rushed to the spot as he got to know about the fire and said: "The fire has been contained, however, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. We have ordered a probe into this matter and an investigation will take place. The police and the local municipal corporation will give the details soon," he said.

As per sources, the fire audit of the hospital was done two months ago. The fire department sent the hospital a notice instructing the hospital to make some corrections/changes to make the hospital fire safe. But the hospital didn't follow the instructions and kept functioning without a fire NOC.

In fact, the entire building in which the hospital is located didn't have a fire NOC. It's a Ground+ 07 structure. On the ground and first floor, the hospital is situated and the rest of the floors are residential. It's an old building.

This is the fifth such tragedy in a Maharashtra hospital in the last four months and these have claimed 64 lives so far. This year 10 infants died in a hospital fire in Bhandara in January, 11 people died in March in a fire in Mumbai's Bhandup hospital, 24 people died in Nashik oxygen leak in Zakir Hussain hospital, 15 people died in last week's fire in Virar's Vijay Vallabh hospital and 4 people died today in Mumbra's Prime Criticare Hospital fire.

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