AMRI HOSPITAL FIRE

  • Kolkata AMRI fire tragedy: 13 months on, no justice yet January 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Thirteen months after the deadly AMRI hospital fire tragedy in Kolkata that killed more than 90 people, the trial of the case has still not begun. Victims' families are demanding the case be fasttracked and have also written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for justice. Daughter of AMRI fire victim...
  • AMRI authorities plan to reopen firehit hospital April 21, 2012

    Kolkata: The AMRI Hospital authorities are planning to reopen a portion of their complex in Dhakuria, sealed off by Kolkata Police after a major fire choked 94 people to death in a hospital building in December 2011. "Yes, we are planning to open the unaffected portions of the complex shortly," said...
  • AMRI hospital fire: Two senior officials get bail April 10, 2012

    Kolkata: A city court on Tuesday granted bail to two senior officials of AMRI hospital, where over 90 people died in a devastating fire in December 2011. District sessions judge of Alipore Sudeb Mitra granted bail to Sanjib Pal and D N Agarwal. A devastating fire broke out in the basement...
  • WB: Charge sheet in AMRI fire submitted March 1, 2012

    Kolkata: The Kolkata Police on Thursday submitted charge sheet against all 16 accused in the AMRI fire in which 90 people died of suffocation on December 9 last year. The detective department investigating the case submitted a nearly 1200page charge sheet within 83 days before the acting chief judicial magistrate of...
  • AMRI director gets bail, pleas of 4 others rejected February 17, 2012

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Friday granted bail to AMRI director RS Agarwal but rejected similar pleas of four other board members of the private hospital, where over 90 people suffocated to death in the December 9 fire tragedy. A division bench, comprising Justice Asim Roy and Justice Tarun Gupta,...
  • Kolkata: AMRI Hospital MD granted interim bail February 2, 2012

    Kolkata: A city court on Thursday granted interim bail to renowned Dr Mani Chettri, arrested in connection with the fire at AMRI hospital that claimed 93 lives. Chettri, the managing director in whose name the hospital had the licence, was arrested on January 27 along with another renowned doctor Pranab...
  • WB: 2 more AMRI directors held in hospital fire case January 27, 2012

    Kolkata: Two more AMRI directors were held in hospital fire case on Friday. Kolkata police arrested Dr Moni Chhetri, the MD of the company and Dr Pranab Dasgupta, a member of the AMRI Board. Nine directors and four senior officials have been arrested so far in the case. The fire at the...
  • AMRI directors in police custody till Dec 23 December 20, 2011

    Kolkata: The six directors of the AMRI hospital, where a major fire killed at least 91 people, were on Tuesday sent to police custody for further three more days by a Kolkata court. They were on December 10 sent to a police custody till December 20. A case of negligence among others...
  • WB govt stops AMRI's main wing operations also December 13, 2011

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Health Department, after health officials visited the main wing of the AMRI Hospital on Tuesday, instructed the Dhakuria wing of the hospital, where over 90 people killed in fire, to stop admitting new patients in the main wing as well. The main building was still in operation...
  • AMRI staff beat up journalists, two arrested December 13, 2011

    Kolkata: A section of staff of AMRI hospital, where 93 people suffocated to death following a devastating fire, on Tuesday beat up journalists alleging that they were showing the hospital in bad light leading to the arrest of two of the members. "Two staff members of AMRI have been arrested on...
  • Kolkata fire: two more AMRI officials arrested December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Two more officials of south Kolkata's AMRI Hospital have been arrested over Friday's fire tragedy that left 91 people dead. S Upadhay, senior vicepresident and the hospital safety committee chairman and Sanjiv Pal, Administrative Officer, of the hospital were arrested on Tuesday, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Damayanti...
  • AMRI fire: Family still looking for body December 13, 2011

    Kolkata: It's been 4 days since the horrific fire took place at the AMRI hospital where the death toll stands at 91 but one family is still looking for their loved one. The body continues to be untraceable and his name is also not on the dead persons list. 24year...
  • Fire safety norms reviewed in Kolkata hospitals December 12, 2011

    Kolkata: A fourmember probe team from fire services department on Monday visited a number of private and government hospitals to review firefighting arrangements there to avoid disasters like AMRI. "The Government is committed to taking stern action against those flouting fire safety norms. NOC for fire safety compliance is mandatory for...
  • Mamata leads candlelight march for AMRI victims December 12, 2011

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday led a candlelight procession in Kolkata in memory of the victims of Friday's fire at the AMRI Hospital. Thousands of mourners from all walks of life, carrying candles and joss sticks, joined Banerjee in the oneandahalf km walk from the Birla Planetarium...
  • AMRI shut fire alarms to facilitate smoking December 12, 2011

    Kolkata: Three days after the devastating fire at the AMRI hospital in Kolkata, which killed more than 90 people, more facts are coming to light on how the hospital staff and the authorities flouted norms brazenly, and panicked afterward. It now emerges that the smoke alarm had been deliberately switched off,...
  • AMRI fire: people who rescued patients felicitated December 12, 2011

    Kolkata Police dedicated a column in memory of the AMRI victims at the Safari Park in Rabindra Sarobar, Kolkata. ...
  • Kolkata doc conducts 83 autopsies in 13 hours December 11, 2011

    Kolkata: Eighty three bodies in 13 hours 50 minutes it was a marathon autopsy session. Fifty sevenyearold Dr Bishwanath Kahali of the SSKM hospital worked tirelessly through Friday night conducting autopsies on the victims of the AMRI fire one of country's worst hospital fire tragedies. Even...
  • Forensic experts fail to collect evidence at AMRI December 11, 2011

    Kolkata: Forensic experts on Sunday could not collect evidence at the AMRI Hospital, where more than 90 persons lost their lives after inhaling toxic fumes from a devastating fire on Friday, as the basement where the fire started was still under several feet of water. As the basement is still flooded,...
  • AMRI fire: Toll rises to 93 with 2 more deaths December 11, 2011

    Kolkata: A West Bengal police constable and a female patient, rescued from the fireravaged AMRI Hospital in Dhakuria, died on Sunday taking the toll in Friday's inferno to 93. Constable Babulal Bhattacharya died at the AMRI Salt Lake Hospital where he was shifted from Dhakuria after the fire. Bhattacharya, a resident of...
  • West Bengal: AMRI fire toll touches 92 December 11, 2011

    Kolkata: The toll in the Friday's fire at the private AMRI hospital rose to 92 on Sunday with the death of one more patient at its Salt Lake facility. Hospital sources said Babulal Bhattacharya, admitted with heart problems at the AMRI Dhakuria hospital, was shifted to Salt Lake facility after the...
  • Kolkata fire: AMRI to set up probe committee December 10, 2011

    Kolkata: The AMRI Hospital management on Saturday said it would set up a fivemember inquiry committee into the fire, that led to the loss of 88 lives, and claimed its radio therapy department was safe. "Atomic Energy Regulatory Board and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre have inspected the place and declared it...
  • How safe are Indian hospitals? December 10, 2011

    The AMRI fire tragedy raises serious questions about the safety of other hospitals across the metros cities. ...
  • AMRI Hospital may not be allowed to reopen December 10, 2011

    Kolkata: After six directors of the AMRI Hospital were sent to the police custody till December 20 by a Kolkata court, the West Bengal government on Saturday remained noncommittal on whether a fresh licence would be issued to the hospital management to resume operations in its annexeI building where 88...
  • Forensic experts to visit AMRI basement tomorrow December 10, 2011

    Kolkata: Forensic experts would make another attempt to collect samples and specimens from the basement of the fire ravaged AMRI private hospital annexe buildingI on Sunday, police said. A state Forensic research laboratory (SFRL) team will visit the basement on Sunday to conduct the basic examination,police said. SFRL director Dhurjoti Sengupta, who...
  • Grief turns into joy for AMRI victim's family December 10, 2011

    Kolkata: Amid heartrending tales of distraught relatives affected by the hospital blaze, a glimmer of hope shone for the family of Aparna Chatterjee who was found to be safe after her name initially appeared in the victims' list. After hearing of the mishap at the AMRI Hospital, Aparna's daughter Banani had...
  • Kolkata fire: AMRI directors produced before court December 10, 2011

    The six directors of AMRI hospital in south Kolkata on Saturday were produced in a local court in connection with the major fire accident. ...
  • AMRI fire: 2 nurses died saving patients December 10, 2011

    Kolkata: Among those killed in the AMRI hospital fire on Friday were two brave nurses from Kerala PK Vineetha and Remya Rajappan. The two nurses were among the only ones among the hospital staff who did not flee and rescued 8 out of 9 patients in the general ward. Both...
  • AMRI directors in police custody till December 20 December 10, 2011

    Kolkata: The six directors of the AMRI hospital, where a major fire killed at least 91 people on Friday, were on Saturday sent to police custody till December 20 by a Kolkata court. A case of negligence, among others, has been filed against them. According to sources, the tragedy could have...
  • AMRI fire: List of the victims and the rescued December 10, 2011

    Kolkata: Many of the victims of Friday's devastating fire at Kolkata's AMRI hospital in the Dhakuria area have been identified. Of the 190andodd patients believed to have been admitted to the hospital at the time the fire broke out, 85 have died, along with three members of the hospital staff. AMRI...
  • Kolkata: AMRI directors to appear in court December 10, 2011

    Kolkata: The six directors of the AMRI hospital in south Kolkata are likely to be produced before a court on Saturday. A case of negligence among others has been filed against them after a fire in the hospital claimed 90 lives on Friday. Sources say that Friday's tragedy could have been...