Week-old baby succumbs to injuries, ESIC hospital death toll climbs to 11

Week-old baby succumbs to injuries, ESIC hospital death toll climbs to 11
The girl had suffered lung injuries after inhaling smoke during the fire (Picture Courtesy: AFP)

A week-old baby girl, injured during the fire at Andheri’s ESIC hospital, succumbed to her injuries on Friday – taking the death toll of the tragedy to 11.

According to reports, the newborn suffered lung injuries after inhaling smoke during the fire and was shifted to Holy Spirit Hospital for treatment. However, due to complications, she succumbed to her injuries today.

Meanwhile, the girl’s twin brother is said to be in a stable condition. The siblings were born on December 13.

A massive fire broke out at ESIC Kamgar hospital on Monday. Ten fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the blaze while a rescue van and 16 ambulances were also rushed to the spot for necessary assistance.

As many as 186 injured, including three firemen, were shifted to Cooper hospital, P. Thakrey Hospital (Trauma), Holy Spirit Hospital and Seven Hills Hospital from treatment. So far, 76 people have been discharged.

As per the preliminary report, the building material lying at the ground floor of the hospital for renovation work caught fire on Monday afternoon, which led to the generation of smoke.

MIDC police have arrested two persons in connection with the incident – Supreme Construction Company’s site engineer Nilesh Mehta and the supervisor Nitin Kamble.

The duo were booked under sections 304A (causing death by negligence) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others).

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