Bhubaneswar: Death toll because of the fire accident at Sum hospital reached 27 today with one more death at AMRI hospital.
Pirath Singh of Jashipur in Mayurbhanj locale succumbed to his wounds while undergoing treatment at the hospital. The 77-year old man was a heart patient. The son of the perished charged that medical carelessness has led his father’s death.
At least 19 patients undergoing treatment at the SUM Hospital had died due to asphyxiation after massive inferno broke out in the hosptal. The deaths due to asphyxiation were confirmed after post-mortem.
The fire originated from the dialysis ward and spread to the ICU on the the first floor. In the incident, over 100 others sustained injuries and were shifted to various government and private hospitals.