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Goa Govt forms Fact Finding Committee to investigate Hospicio Hospital fire

A fact-finding committee has been formed to investigate the fire that broke out in the Hospicio Hospital in Margao yesterday evening, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said today.

The committee comprises the state Health Secretary, Director of Health Services Dr Sanjiv Dalvi, Medical Superintendent of Hospicio Hospital Dr Irea Almeida and Additional Secretary (Health) Dr Rajnanda Desai, Rane informed.

The fire had engulfed the second floor of the hospital, operating out of a Portuguese-era building, in South Goa district and had gutted the hospital’s kidney dialysis facility.

No one was injured in the fire that broke out around 5:45 pm as the patients had already moved out of the floor by 4 pm, medical authorities had said yesterday.

The fire was doused within half an hour, officials had said yesterday.

Rane, who visited the hospital today, said that the committee will submit a report on the fire to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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