In a tragic incident that directly points towards the very much possible lackadaisical approach of the SUM Medical College Hospital administration, a major fire broke out in the ICU and dialysis ward on Monday evening, killing at least 20 patients while many others are reported to be in a critical condition.

The fire, suspected to have started from a short circuit in the dialysis ward, spread quickly trapping people inside.

Here is the incident explained in 10 points:

1. Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi has confirmed that 19 people lost their lives while 100 are being treated at different hospitals across the city, with most admitted to AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

2. The fire is suspected to have started around 7.30 pm at the dialysis ward from where it spread to the Intensive Care Unit and medicine wards.

3. At least seven fire tenders were put into service to control the fire and over a dozen ambulances deployed to shift the patients to other hospitals.
4. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has declared free treatment for all the injured. He also tweeted that he had briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the treatment of the injured and the monitoring of the situation.

5. "14 people were declared dead at Capital Hospital and five succumbed to injuries at AMRI Hospital. A total of 106 others were undergoing treatment for injuries," said Health Secretary Arti Ahuja.

6. In many cases, suffocation from the smoke further worsened the condition of patients.

7. Hospital officials said at the time of incident, more than 500 indoor patients were in the building. All patients were evacuated and injured were moved to other hospitals.

8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Spoke to Minister @JPNadda & asked him to facilitate transfer of all those injured to AIIMS. Hope the injured recover quickly."

9. "I have spoken to Director, AIIMS Bhubaneswar to provide all necessary support and help the patients in the best way possible. @narendramodi," Health Minister JP Nadda tweeted.

 10. Revenue divisional commissioner, AB Ota, confirmed that an inquiry order would be filed, and a report submitted on the accident.