Odisha

SUM Hospital Fire Tragedy Death Toll Keeps Mounting

**Bhubaneswar: ** One more patient injured in the SUM Hospital fire tragedy who was under going treatment at AMRI Hospital here succumbed on Friday taking the death toll to 25.

The deceased has ben identified as Annapurna Samantray, a resident of Bhandarikuda village in Bramhagiri of Puri district.

Late last night two patients who were shifted to the Capital hospital also died while undergoing treatment.

One more person undergoing treatment at SCB Hospital Sheikh Qurban of Khurda passed away this morning. Two other patients who died last night are Biswanath Behera of Dumduma area in Bhubaneswar and Rashmita Swain of Balipada area in Puri.

After the fire broke out in the hospital on Monday evening as many as 106 patients were shifted to different hospitals in the city , mostly to Capital hospital, Amri, AIIMS and KIIMS . The state govt has declared an exgratia of Rs 5 lakh to the family of the deceased in addition to the same amount declared by SUM hospital.

Since many of the patients admitted to different hospitals are still critical , the death toll may even rise further.

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