AMRI Hospital Fire

  • AMRI authorities plan to reopen fire-hit hospital 21-04-2012 02:01 PM

    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,"...
  • AMRI hospital fire: Two senior officials get bail 10-04-2012 10:43 PM

    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...
  • WB: Charge sheet in AMRI fire submitted 01-03-2012 08:32 PM

    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 1200-page charge sheet within 83 days before the acting chief judicial magistrate...
  • AMRI director gets bail, pleas of 4 others rejected 17-02-2012 06:18 PM

    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...
  • AMRI directors in police custody till Dec 23 20-12-2011 07:38 PM

    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...
  • AMRI fire: That Friday morning

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    It was a little before 6 am. I got a call. There was a fire at AMRI. My mother woke up next to me asking...

  • WB govt stops AMRI's main wing operations also 13-12-2011 09:51 PM

    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...
  • AMRI staff beat up journalists, two arrested 13-12-2011 07:57 PM

    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...
  • Kolkata fire: two more AMRI officials arrested 13-12-2011 10:18 AM

    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 vice-president 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 13-12-2011 07:29 AM

    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. 24-year...
  • Fire safety norms reviewed in Kolkata hospitals 12-12-2011 11:27 PM

    Kolkata: A four-member probe team from fire services department on Monday visited a number of private and government hospitals to review fire-fighting 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...
  • Mamata leads candlelight march for AMRI victims 12-12-2011 09:55 PM

    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 one-and-a-half km walk from the Birla...
  • AMRI shut fire alarms to facilitate smoking 12-12-2011 09:10 PM

    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...
  • AMRI fire: people who rescued patients felicitated 12-12-2011 12:35 PM

    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 11-12-2011 09:59 PM

    Kolkata: Eighty three bodies in 13 hours 50 minutes - it was a marathon autopsy session. Fifty seven-year-old 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 as bodies...
  • Forensic experts fail to collect evidence at AMRI 11-12-2011 07:19 PM

    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...
  • AMRI fire: Toll rises to 93 with 2 more deaths 11-12-2011 06:29 PM

    Kolkata: A West Bengal police constable and a female patient, rescued from the fire-ravaged 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...
  • West Bengal: AMRI fire toll touches 92 11-12-2011 12:40 PM

    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...
  • Kolkata fire: AMRI to set up probe committee 10-12-2011 11:36 PM

    Kolkata: The AMRI Hospital management on Saturday said it would set up a five-member 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...
  • How safe are Indian hospitals? 10-12-2011 10:15 PM

    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 10-12-2011 08:35 PM

    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 non-committal on whether a fresh licence would be issued to the hospital management to resume operations in its annexe-I building where 88...
  • Forensic experts to visit AMRI basement tomorrow 10-12-2011 07:47 PM

    Kolkata: Forensic experts would make another attempt to collect samples and specimens from the basement of the fire ravaged AMRI private hospital annexe building-I 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...
  • Grief turns into joy for AMRI victim's family 10-12-2011 03:23 PM

    Kolkata: Amid heart-rending 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...
  • Kolkata fire: AMRI directors produced before court 10-12-2011 02:39 PM

    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 10-12-2011 02:02 PM

    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....
  • AMRI directors in police custody till December 20 10-12-2011 01:59 PM

    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...
  • AMRI fire: List of the victims and the rescued 10-12-2011 11:36 AM

    Kolkata: Many of the victims of Friday's devastating fire at Kolkata's AMRI hospital in the Dhakuria area have been identified. Of the 190-and-odd 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....
  • Kolkata: AMRI directors to appear in court 10-12-2011 07:29 AM

    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...
  • AMRI hospital fire: fire safety norms ignored? 10-12-2011 06:24 AM

    Kolkata: It's been 24 hours since a major fire in AMRI hospital in Kolkata left 90 people dead, it has now emerged that the tragedy could have been avoided had the private hospital heeded warning about its fire safety forms. The city's joint commissioner Damayanti Sen said that the fire...