Kamgar Hospital Fire: Administration did not pay whole compensation for deceased newborn, made insensitive remarks

The deceased child was born at Kamgar Hospital three days before the incident


Kamgar Hospital fire incident in Andheri took 11 lives including a newborn baby and about 150 people were injured. After the incident, Maharashtra government announced ₹10 lakh compensation for the deceased followed by ₹2 lakh for people severely injured in the incident and ₹1 lakh for people with minor injuries. 

The newborn baby died in the fire incident and after the demise of their newborn daughter, the family was paid a compensation of ₹2 lakh. After the family informed the hospital regarding the same, they were told that their daughter was physically weak and “wasn’t going to survive anyway.” The family has accused the hospital administration of being insensitive.

The deceased child was born at Kamgar Hospital three days before the incident along with her twin. They both were kept in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). In the incident, the other newborn was also injured and is now being treated at Holy Spirit Hospital. 

The parents of the deceased newborn, who are from Virar, Anil and Lalita informed that the newborn weighed less than normal. However, the doctors at the hospital asserted that they have saved newborns merely weighing 500 to 600 grams. Therefore, the child was admitted to the ICU.  

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The mother, Lalita, pointed out that they won’t get their child back from the money but the hospital administration is ready to accept that their daughter died in the incident. Reacting to this, Kamgar Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr BB Gupta told the media that they will check the records and will comment later on the issue. 

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