DHAKA, May 28, 2020, Dhaka Tribune. Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam has said nine of the total 11 fire extinguishers in the isolation room of United Hospital expired a month ago, Dhaka Tribune reported.
On Wednesday, a fire broke out in the isolation room of the hospital which left five patients dead.
Atiqul made the statement after visiting the hospital on Thursday.
He said necessary action will be taken if investigation shows that the hospital was negligent.
The fire service investigation team has also confirmed the matter.
The fire service formed a four-member probe body, headed by its Deputy Director (Dhaka) Debasis Bardhan, to investigate the incident.
Meanwhile, issuing a statement later in the night, the hospital authorities said the fire broke out at the Coronavirus Isolation Unit, setup on the badminton court beside the main building.
Three of the five victims were Covid-19 positive while the rest two were found to be negative. None of the family members of the five deceased filed any complaints.
United Hospital authority filed an unnatural death (UD) case over the fire incident with Gulshan police station around 4:30am on Thursday.