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JP Nadda assures support for treatment of fire-hit patients


Bhubaneswar: Assuring all support to the Odisha govenrment for the treatment of patients affected in the Sum Hospital fire, Health Minister J P Nadda today said he was not here for any blame game over the incident which claimed 20 lives.

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“I am not here for blame game. Our priority is proper treatment of patients who have been affected due to the fire at a medical facility two days ago,” Nadda told reporters here on his arrival at the state capital here.

Stating that the Centre would take measures to ensure better treatment of the fire-hit patients, Nadda said the state govenrment had constituted panels for conducting inquiry into the mishap.

The state government should implement fire safety measures at hospitals, said Nadda who is slated to hold discussions with health officials.

The Health Minister and Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, met patients at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, AMRI Hospital and KIMS Hospital. The two ministers will also visit Sum Hospital where a fire had killed 20 people on Monday evening.