A major fire broke out at the hospital on Monday evening, killing at least 22 patients and injuring over 20 others, in one of the worst such incidents involving a medical facility in Odisha.
The incident once again brought to light how tragic episodes like fire, drought, floods, stampede and earthquakes, to name a few, kill hundreds every year in the country.
Right from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to regular social media users took to Twitter to mourn the loss of lives.
Users of the micro-blogging site expressed anguish at the tragic episode and wanted action from the government machineries.
Here we bring you few tweets:
This is what Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted:
Deeply anguished by the loss of lives in the hospital fire in Odisha. The tragedy is mind-numbing. My thoughts are with bereaved families.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 17, 2016
Spoke to Minister @JPNadda & asked him to facilitate transfer of all those injured to AIIMS. Hope the injured recover quickly.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 17, 2016
Spoke to CM @Naveen_Odisha about the distressing hospital fire tragedy. Assured all possible support from the Centre.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 17, 2016
This is what Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted:
Saddened by this horrific tragedy. Prayers wid affected families https://t.co/GKG3j1dA2b— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 18, 2016
This is what Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had to say:
Visited Capital hospital to oversee treatment of evacuated patients from fire in private hospital in Bhubaneswar; condole loss of lives— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) October 17, 2016
Spoke with PM @narendramodi, briefed about efforts towards treatment of injured. Senior Ministers, officials monitoring.— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) October 17, 2016
Salute to the rescue workers
#Bhubaneswar fire is horrible. I was present there. The Evacuation work was really difficult. Salute to Police and Fire workers— SMohapatra (@mohapatrasachi1) October 17, 2016
No lesson learnt from past tragedies
The problem is our Administration never learn from repeated loss, either its about Stampede, Flood/Drought or incidents like #Bhubaneswar.— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) October 17, 2016