Bhandara hospital fire: Two nurses booked for culpable homicide

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Mumbai, Feb 19 (PTI) A case of culpable homicide has been registered against two nurses for their alleged negligence in connection with the fire at a newborn care unit in Vidarbha’s Bhandara district, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Friday.

Deshmukh said the matter is being “thoroughly” probed by DSP-level officers.

“A case of culpable homicide has been registered against two nurses who were found negligent in an investigation carried out in the case of a tragic fire accident that took place in the natal care unit at Bhandara. The matter is being thoroughly investigated by DSP-level officers,” Deshmukh tweeted.

Ten babies died last month after the fire broke out at a special newborn care unit of the four-storey district hospital in Bhandara town, about 900 kms from Mumbai. PTI ENM NP AQS