Following a fire tragedy which killed two people in the hospital, the Warangal police have filed a case against two doctors and the management of Rohini Super Specialty Hospital management under section 304 A (causing death by negligence) on Tuesday. The doctors who were treating a patient in the operation theatre allegedly fled from the theatre, leaving the patient to die, when the fire broke out.
The case was filed by Subedari police station, following complaint of Lakshmi, wife of Jatti Kumaraswamy, the deceased, who was allegedly abandoned by the doctors, reported The Hans India.
Kumarswamy was reportedly given anaesthesia and taken to the operation theatre, but as the fire broke out the doctors had abandoned him, as a result of which he died of suffocation.
However, the doctors claimed that if they didn’t vacate the place they would have been consumed by the raging fire, reported The New Indian Express.
A team comprising five departments made a visit to the hospital on Tuesday to probe the reasons for the fire accident. While concluding that the preliminary investigation reveals that the fire was caused due to leakage from the oxygen cylinder, the team members said that they would submit a detailed report to the district administration within two days, reported The Hindu.
The mishap took place on Monday, which claimed two lives. In the major rescue operation, 199 patients were rescued by the police and fire prevention personnel. The fire broke out in the third floor of the hospital on Monday evening.
The two victims who succumbed to the injuries include Jatti Kumaraswamy, a resident of Bhupalapally, and Mallamma, who died later while being treated at the MGM hospital, Warangal.
Earlier Warangal Commissioner G Sudheer Babu had informed that the rescued 199 patients were shifted to six other hospitals in the city. Meanwhile, Rohini Super Specialty hospital remained closed on Tuesday.