Kolkata: The National Insurance Company Ltd, which issued a Rs 55 crore fire and peril policy to the AMRI Hospital, on Thursday said it would begin investigations into the fire that caused the death of over 90 people on December 9, 2011.

 "Just a few days ago we were allowed to enter the premises and an investigation will take place for claims," NIC chairman and managing director NSR Chandraprasad said here at an interaction with MCC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Chandraprasad said loss of life was not part of the risk cover.

Post AMRI episode, the NIC had decided to make special investigations for cover of Rs 50 crore, down from Rs 100 crore practised earlier.

Meanwhile, NIC said it was looking at a premium income of Rs 9500 crore in the current fiscal from Rs 7800 crore registered in 2011-12.