Hospital fire in India kills 15 amid second wave of coronavirus infections
(Natural News) A hospital fire that occurred in western India on April 23 killed at least 15 patients infected with the Wuhan coronavirus. The blaze at a hospital in Maharashtra state followed an earlier mishap two days earlier, in which an oxygen leak killed more than 20 COVID-19 patients. Both incidents occurred amid an ongoing second wave of coronavirus infections in India, which saw shortages of much-needed medical supplies and record highs in the number of daily case counts.
According to a report by India Today, the fire began on April 23 at around 3:15 a.m. Vivekanand Kadam, chief of the Disaster Control Cell for Palghar district, said an explosion of an air-conditioning unit on the second floor of the Vijay Vallabh Hospital in Maharashtra’s Virar city preceded the blaze. Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 5:30 a.m.
Maharashtrian authorities reported that there were 90 patients confined in the facility, with 18 in intensive care. Authorities initially reported that 13 perished in the fire, but later increased it to 15 after two victims confined in different hospitals eventually succumbed to their injuries. The incident is now under investigation, according to local media reports.
In relation to the incident, law enforcement took two hospital officials into custody. Officers from the Mira Bhayandar-Vasai-Virar Police Commissionerate arrested Vijay Vallabh Hospital CEO Dr. Dilip Shah and Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Shailesh Pathak on April 25. The Times of India reported that police would present the two hospital officials before the Vasai court later that day.
The April 23 fire happened two days after an oxygen leak on April 21 left more than 20 COVID-19 patients dead. An oxygen tank leak at the Dr. Zakir Hussain Hospital in Mumbai’s Nashik district, also in Maharashtra, instantly killed 24 patients due to the subsequent deprivation of oxygen supply. Nashik Divisional Commissioner Radhakrishna Game said that the “socket of the [main] oxygen tank broke, which led to leakage … and diminished oxygen supply to patients.”
The Indian Express reported that Game confirmed the initial 22 fatalities in the April 21 incident at Nashik. Two more patients died later that day, bringing the total fatalities to 24.
Officials offer assistance, promise investigations on the incidents
Maharashtra State Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray described the incident at Nashik as “shocking and painful.” He promised a thorough investigation into the matter, assembling a seven-member panel to probe the Nashik tragedy. “Those responsible will not be spared,” Thackeray said.
The state’s Minister of Health Rajesh Tope commented that the Nashik divisional commissioner will helm the seven-member panel. He also added that a standard operating procedure for the management of oxygen plants and storage tankers would be drawn up. “If anyone is responsible for the deaths [at Nashik], they will face legal action,” Tope warned.
Thackeray also announced that the families of those who died at Nashik will receive 500,000 Indian rupees ($6,681). The state’s Minister of Food and Civil Supply Chhagan Bhujbal also said the Nashik Municipal Corporation will give an additional 500,000 Indian rupees ($6,681) to the victims’ families as compensation. Nashik Municipal Corporation operates the Dr. Zakir Hussain Hospital.
Thackeray also ordered an investigation into the Virar fire. He directed officials to ensure that other patients’ treatments would not be interrupted. Furthermore, Thackeray also directed an inquiry as to whether the Vijay Vallabh Hospital was adequately equipped in terms of fire safety. According to the Maharashtra state government, relatives of those who died at the Virar blaze will receive 500,000 Indian rupees ($6,681). Meanwhile, those injured will receive 100,000 Indian rupees ($1,336) as compensation.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences toward the relatives of those who died at the Virar blaze. An April 23 tweet from Modi’s office said: “The fire at a COVID-19 hospital in Virar is tragic. Condolences to those who lost their loved ones. May the injured recover soon.” The prime minister’s office also approved compensation of 200,000 Indian rupees ($2,627) each for the victims’ next of kin, and 50,000 Indian rupees ($668) for those seriously injured. Modi also expressed his condolences toward the families of those who died at Nashik, alongside other officials.
The incidents at Virar and Nashik happened amid a second wave of COVID-19 infections in India which brought the country’s healthcare system to its knees. On April 24, the Hindu-majority country recorded a new high of 346,786 daily COVID-19 cases. It surpassed the highest single-day record previously held by the U.S. at 297,430 new infections.
The country’s health authorities also reported almost 2,100 fatalities on April 22. However, this number appears to be inconsistent with actual numbers from mass cremation sites. Due to the overwhelming number of fatalities, mass burning sites were already established in response to overcrowded crematoriums.
Tyrant Dr. Chant: COVID Will Be With Us ‘Forever’ & People Will Have To ‘Get Used To’ Endless Booster Vaccines
The New South Wales Chief Health Officer made the alarming comments during a recent press conference.
“We need to get used to being vaccinated with COVID vaccines for the future … I can’t see COVID is not going to be with us forever,” said Chant said during a press conference last week.
“As a public health doctor we always want to have diseases go, to be totally eliminated, but that is not on the horizon in the near future,” she continued. “Booster doses and repeat doses will be part of it.”
“I can assure you that the commonwealth government has purchased large quantities of vaccine into 2022 and this will be a regular cycle of vaccination and revaccination as we learn more about when immunity wanes.”
In a separate answer to a reporter, Chant again asserted that people “will be getting vaccinated regularly” against COVID.
The devil has spoken! “What I really need to do is get that second dose into people.”
Given that Australians were previously told authorities “wouldn’t hesitate” to go door to door to carry out COVID tests, what’s to stop them doing the same thing for vaccines?
As we previously highlighted, the infamously stern-faced Chant previously warned Aussies that they shouldn’t even be talking to their own friends and neighbors, even if they’re wearing a mask.
“Whilst it’s human nature to engage in conversation with others, to be friendly, unfortunately this is not the time to do that,” said Chant.
“So even if you run into your next door neighbour in the shopping center… don’t start up a conversation, now is the time for minimizing your interactions with others, even if you’ve got a mask, do not think that affords total protection,” she added.
Tyrannical Australia Wants To Force Citizens To Report Their Location ON DEMAND Via Government Tracking App
The revelation was highlighted in an Atlantic piece by Conor Friedersdorf which questions whether Australia can still call itself a liberal democracy in light of the crippling restrictions it has placed on its own population.
With no end in sight for the lifting of the country’s brutal lockdown, Aussies could face even more invasive state intrusion into their private lives under the justification of stopping the spread of the virus.
The South Australian government is preparing to roll out an app that “will contact people at random asking them to provide proof of their location within 15 minutes,” according to reports.
If people refuse to report their location or are unable to do so, police are then dispatched to hunt them down.
“We don’t tell them how often or when, on a random basis they have to reply within 15 minutes,” said Premier Steven Marshall.
This is barely much different from literally fitting people with electronic ankle bracelets that track their every movement like prisoners under home arrest, a policy that was actually considered by Australian authorities earlier this year.
“No matter your views of COVID, what’s happening in Australia is alarming, extreme and dangerous,” remarked journalist Glenn Greenwald.
As we have exhaustively highlighted, Australia has enforced one of the most draconian lockdowns in the world in an effort to pursue a disastrous ‘zero COVID’ strategy.
Last month, the Premier of Victoria asserted that authorities “won’t hesitate” to go “door-to-door” to carry out mandatory COVID tests on Australians.
Aussies were also ordered not to talk to each other, even while wearing masks, while people who merely post anti-lockdown information online could also face fines of up to $11,000 dollars under an absurdly authoritarian new law.
What You Should Know About Climate Change, Covid, Control And Criminals
If anyone says to you “the weather extremes are a sure sign of global warming”, it’s because they take this information directly from the media and assume it to be fact.
The media get it from government – or government ‘expert advisors’. The ‘expert advisors’ get it from a computer modelling exercise (e.g. Imperial College London).
The computer modelling exercise gets it from a large financial incentive offered by the corporate conglomerate and bought-out government, with the explicit instruction to produce a result which fills the needs of their combined political goals. In this case, to magic-up ‘scientific proof’ that global warming is real.
The need to have ‘proof’ that this invention is real is arrived at in spite of the fact that global warming’s main proponents know that the idea was dreamed-up at the Club of Rome in 1972 under a widely publicised treatise with the catchy title ‘Limits to Growth’.
It gained a further boost from the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, when the infamous Agenda 21 was launched to impose largely irrational environmental constrictions as a forerunner to the highly discriminating ‘carbon taxes’ in operation today.
Limits to Growth might have appealed to those who oppose neo-liberal capitalist insistence on the necessity for a ‘permanent growth’ economy; but the real intent behind those words is the conditioning of the receiver to take a self-imposed pseudo-sacrificial attitude about ‘limitation’.
Ergo, limiting one’s self for the sake of a ‘higher cause’ – saving the natural environment from Global Warming!
This form of ‘austerity-conditioning’ becomes the perfect precept for encouraging naturally concerned citizens to not just embrace cutting back the typical material excesses of their lives, but ultimately the pseudo-saintly renunciation of all material interests.
The ghoulish plan behind Klaus Schwab’s quasi religious Sermon from the Mount WEF:
“You will own nothing and you will be happy”.
Schwab’s psycho-social engineering ‘deep mind experts’ having planned-out the precise stepping stones necessary for a ‘check-mate’ seamless handing-over of all private wealth to the insatiably materialistic elite masters of deception. A thoroughly odious yet quite brilliant sleight of hand.
The great ‘Global Warming’ alarm was raised as a calculated way for leading industrialists, bankers and royalty to ensure their future as the premier influencers and controllers of global affairs.
Blanket controlled media indoctrination, using rampant fear mongering as its key component, is designed to convert public sentiment to the cause. The elite industrialist club know full well that ‘fear’ makes desperate people turn to their perceived leaders to protect them – and tell them what to do. The historical precedent for this is ubiquitous.
The notion that the climate was dangerously warming had no scientific evidence to back it up. That was cooked-up later under the auspices of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
It is more than unfortunate that the great majority of green-oriented NGOs also swallowed the bait and, being by then mostly well funded by corporate-backed governments, took the money, closed their eyes and minds – and jumped on board – thus embracing the deadly distortion of their original green commitments.
It is now the turn of Klaus Schwab (director of World Economic Forum) to take up the reins handed down to him by earlier representatives of the small but powerful elite that runs planetary affairs via such puppet heads of state as Bush, Cheney, Blair – and other aspiring despots of that time.
Schwab’s job is to ensure that ‘stop global warming’ goals are fully implemented through the channels of The Green New Deal, Great Reset, Fourth Industrial Revolution, Zero Carbon agenda.