Prime Minister Expresses Anguish Over SUM Hospital Incident


Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his anguish over the fire incident at the Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

The fire accident has claimed 22 lives so far while several have been injured.

The Prime Minister also directed Union Health minister JP Nadda and Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan to facilitate the transfer of the injured to AIIMS and ensure possible help to them.

“Deeply anguished by the loss of lives in the hospital fire in Odisha. The tragedy is mind-numbing. My thoughts are with bereaved families,” tweeted Modi.

“Also spoken to Minister @dpradhanbjp and asked him to ensure all possible help to the injured and affected,” he tweeted.

“Spoke to Minister @JPNadda & asked him to facilitate the transfer of all those injured to AIIMS. Hope the injured recover quickly,” he said in another tweet.

Health minister JP Nadda said he has spoken to Director, AIIMS Bhubaneswar to provide all necessary support and help the patients in the best way possible.

“Deeply saddened by the fire incident in Inst. of Medi Sciences & SUM hospital Bhubaneswar. My condolences rest with the bereaved families,” he tweeted.

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