So Far, More than 11 Patients have Died in the Massive Fire Accident at the Covid Care Center Operating at the Swarna Palace Hotel in Vijayawada. The Fire broke out in the Early hours of Sunday, due to Short Circuit.
Up to 40 people, 30 patients and 10 Hospital Staff were reportedly staying in the hotel at the time of the Accident. Fire broke out initially on the ground and first Floors. Smoke, however spread to the other floors.
Victims were seen Screaming through the windows, Shouting they were unable to breathe because of the Heavy Smoke. Four people jumped down from the first floor. Police and Fire fighters broke window panes and rescued several others with the help of a ladder. Two of the 11 deceased were Females. In over 15 Ambulances, the wounded people were transferred to other Hospitals.
AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharita, Leader of the opposition Chandrababu and other Leaders appalled by the Incident. This Covid Care Center is run by the Management of Ramesh Hospital. Most of the town's Hotels have been turned into Covid19 Centers and handed over to different hospitals. Reports came out that the workers at the Corona Care Centre gave AP Government incorrect info that only 5 patients sought care at the quarantine center at Swarna Palace.
PM Narendra Modi, Condoling the loss of Life, talked to AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy over the phone and inquired about the Accident. Speaking to the PM Modi, YS Jagan told him about the situation and said that they have announced a compensation of Rs 50 lakh per Family to Support the Deceased's Families. PM Modi has also provided all necessary assistance and assured help to the Victims Families.