Wailing family members of coronavirus sufferers who perished in the blaze at a Bharuch hospital in Gujarat gathered outside the constructing in the wee hours on Saturday, blaming the ability administration for the tragedy.
There had been chaotic scenes outside the Welfare Hospital as authorities tried to calm the agitated kin of the victims.
Inside the hospital, the scenes had been even grimmer as gut-wrenching visuals of the tragedy confirmed stays of some sufferers roasted alive on stretchers and beds.
At least 18 coronavirus sufferers died after a hearth broke out on the hospital, round 190 km from the state capital (*18*), in the early hours on Saturday.
“The fire was so intense that the ICU ward was almost burnt to the ground. All the equipment inside, including the ventilators and the fridge used to store the medicines and also the beds, were turned to ashes,” an eyewitness mentioned.
Some sufferers had been charred past recognition and family members discovered it tough to establish their our bodies.
The blaring of the ambulances and hearth tenders may very well be heard in the hospital’s neighborhood as dozens of such autos rushed to the hospital to douse the hearth and likewise to shift the sufferers who survived the blaze to different hospitals.
People had been seen desperately looking for out if their close to and pricey ones had been protected contained in the hospital.
Along with the rescue groups, many residents had been seen volunteering to rescue the sufferers and shift them to ambulances in order that they may very well be taken to close by hospitals.
Several sufferers had been shifted out on wheelchairs or by makeshift stretchers utilizing material in absence of stretchers.
Locals pitched in to assist rescue the sufferers and take them to the ambulances and auto-rickshaws to shift them to different hospitals in time.
Several autos of the district police additionally reached the spot to make sure that legislation and order stay below management.
A relative of a affected person who was shifted to the civil hospital right here was seen trying to find the case file in a heap of waste dumped after the hearth.
She mentioned she was on the lookout for the case file in order that docs on the hospital the place he was taken may start his remedy instantly.