Ahmedabad, 28 November 2020
Eight patients died in the fire at Kovid Shreya Hospital in Navarangpura in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. No complaint has been filed against the owner and main accused of Credit Hospital 4 months after the fire incident. The Ahmedabad city police has not yet found any evidence to prove the owner’s negligence.
On the morning of 6 August, a huge fire broke out in the ICU of Shreya Hospital. It was later discovered that the hospital had no objection certificate from the fire department of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.
The state government had constituted an inquiry committee headed by a retired High Court judge, who appointed two officers of the Vijay Rupani government, Mukesh Puri and Sangeeta Singh.
Police investigation was handed over to ACP, A Division, MA Patel. At that time, an FIR was registered in the IPC section for life endangered by careless death, careless life or personal safety and other charges.
The investigation is yet to be completed and there is no concrete evidence against the main accused Bharat Vijaydas Mahant. The investigation was done on the basis of reports from FSL and the fire department.
The Rupani government, Ahmedabad Mayor and Commissioner of Police Mahant and the other three have failed to find any concrete evidence against the accused.
The fire was caused by a spark in an electrical socket. Which spread rapidly due to oxygen supply in the hospital. An oxygen supply was required for Kovid-19 patients and the fan was placed in the ward at the patient’s request.