The government of Andhra Pradesh has provided compensation to the families of those killed in the Vijayawada Swarna Palace fire accident. State Ministers Alla Nani, Vellampalli Srinivas, Kodali Nani and district collector Imtiaz Ahmed handed over compensation cheques of worth Rs 50 lakh to the each affected families in Vijayawada Swarna Palace fire accident.
The ex gratia was paid to family members of six deceased. Speaking to the media, Alla Nani has warned of serious action against private hospitals collecting exorbitant fees for coronavirus treatment. The minister stated that ten people have lost their lives due to negligence of Ramesh Hospitals management.
The committee appointed by the state government to probe the fire mishap has confirmed that the Ramesh Hospitals had collected high charges from Covid-19 patients, he mentioned.
A fire broke out at the Ramesh covid Hospital set up at the Vijayawada Swarna Palace two weeks ago leaving 10 people killed in the incident. Police have already arrested three people in connection with the incident. Ramesh Babu, the chairman of the Ramesh Hospital, and Srinivas Babu, the owner of the Swarna Palace, carried out a flurry of activities. The trial of the case was also expedited.