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Fire In Rourkela Pvt Hospital’s Newborn Ward, 6-Day-Old Baby Sustains 80% Burn Injuries

**Rourkela:** A 6-day-old infant sustained 80 percent burn injuries and has been shifted to IGH after a fire broke out in newborn ward of a private hospital (Omm Apollo) situated in the civil township area here. According to sources, the mishap took place at around 4:30 am on Saturday early morning.

As per reports, the ward had three new born babies during the mishap.

The other two were immediately shifted to another ward and are stated to be safe.

Meanwhile, tension prevailed in the private nursing home following which police have been deployed.

The victim baby’s father alleged that the hospital authorities neither alerted the fire brigade nor informed the police about the mishap. He claimed that he himself dialled both the fire brigade and police.

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