Maharashtra hospital fire | PM Modi announces ₹2 lakh ex-gratia each for kin of victims

He also announced ₹50,000 each for those seriously injured in the tragic hospital fire at Bhandara

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh each from the PM’s National Relief Fund for the next of kin of those who died in the tragic hospital fire at Bhandara in Maharashtra and ₹50,000 each for those seriously injured.

In a horrific tragedy, 10 newborn babies died after a fire broke out at a neo-natal care ward of a State-run hospital at Bhandara in the early hours of Saturday.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister’s Office said, "PM Narendra Modi has approved an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the tragic hospital fire in Bhandara, Maharashtra. Rs. 50,000 would be given to those seriously injured."

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