The toll in the ESIC Hospital fire climbed to nine after 65-year-old Sheela Morwekar succumbed to multiple complications, including sepsis and cardiac problems, on Wednesday morning while undergoing treatment at Seven Hills Hospital. Meanwhile, the Mumbai Police arrested a site supervisor and his assistant on Wednesday.
The MIDC police arrested site supervisor Nilesh Mehta and assistant site supervisor Nitin Kamble and booked them for causing death due to negligence and committing an act that endangers the safety of others under the IPC. “We are also looking for two welders working at the site and will arrest them soon,” said N D Reddy, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone X.
On Wednesday, 117 injured remained admitted at various hospitals, of which 15 are in a serious condition. Morwekar was on ventilator support at the ESIC Hospital following a brain stroke and cardiac problems. When the fire broke out, she was evacuated and taken in an ambulance to Seven Hills Hospital. “We started treatment immediately, but she was in a critical condition,” a doctor said.
At Dr RN Cooper Hospital, 22 remain admitted and one was discharged on Wednesday. According to a medical officer, two patients are critically injured. Pramod Mourya (60) suffered paraplegia and harm-thorax after he injured his back in an attempt to jump off a window of the ESIC Hospital. “He suffered decompression of the dorsal cord. His family has been counselled about the risks,” the medical officer said. Another patient remain in the intensive care unit.
Dr Harbans Bawa, medical superintendent at Jogeshwari Trauma Hospital, said five patients who required dialysis support had to be referred to other hospitals. “We have 18 patients, all suffering from breathing issues but stable in hospital,” he said.
In Siddharth Hospital, one remained admitted and in Hiranandani Hospital two remained admitted as on Wednesday.
Source – IE