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PMO announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for kin of those killed in Vijayawada fire




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New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s workplace on Sunday introduced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh every to the kin of those who misplaced their lives in the fire on the COVID centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada.

Apart from this, a sum of Rs 50,000 every could be given to those injured in the incident, in line with the PMO. The ex-gratia and compensation will probably be paid out from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF).

“Ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the fire at a Covid centre in Vijayawada. Rs. 50,000 each would be given to those injured due to the fire,” a tweet by the PMO learn.

The Prime Minister had earlier tweeted “Anguished by the fire at a Covid centre in Vijayawada. My thoughts are with those who have lost their loved ones. I pray that the injured recover as soon as possible.”

He additionally stated that he had mentioned the prevailing scenario with Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and guaranteed all potential assist. Meanwhile, an FIR was registered in the Vijayawada resort fire incident, in which at the very least 10 folks misplaced their lives on Sunday morning.

The FIR has been filed by Tahsildar and Incident Commander, Vijayawada Central that learn, “I am to state that the Ramesh Hospital Vijayawada had MoU with the Swarna Palace Hotel for running COVID-19 Centre in order to give treatment to the COVID-19 patients on a paid basis. It appears that the management of the Hotel Swarna Palace and the Ramesh Hospital had knowledge that there are electric defects in the lodge, and as rectification of defects involved with a huge amount, avoided to repair it.”

PMO announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for kin of those killed in Vijayawada fire

Knowing the truth that if defects weren’t rectified, there’s each risk of scarcity of electrical energy, they opened the COVID-19 Centre in the Swarna Palace on August 9 and electrical scarcity occurred in Swarna Palace, ensuing in the dying of 10 individuals whereas 20 sufferers and different workers of the hospital have acquired accidents, the FIR additional learn.

“I request you to register a case against the Swarna Palace and Ramesh Hospital management and take necessary action,” Tahsildar and Incident Commander, Vijayawada Central acknowledged in the FIR.

Meanwhile, Ok Naresh, Station Fire Officer acknowledged that out of the 10 individuals who have died in the incident, 9 died because of suffocation whereas one girl succumbed to burn accidents. (ANI)



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