At the Maharashtra Bhushan event in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, eleven individuals perished from heatstroke. 24 patients are being treated in the hospital. Eight of the deceased are women, predominantly elderly The event was held from 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a large, 1.5-acre field in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. During this time, the day’s highest temperature was 38 degrees
During this occasion, Grihamtri Amit Shah presented Samajsevi Dattatreya Narayan with an award. 7 million followers witnessed the event In order for everyone to observe and listen to the program, the audio and video equipment was entirely installed on the field, but seating arrangements were made for the audience. The incense and humidity at the event harmed the health of many attendees.
Thousands of individuals attended the event. The event was scheduled to conclude at 10.30 am, but continued until 1 pm. After that, it took some time to evacuate the throng. Many individuals began to feel dizzy and their health deteriorated due to dehydration.
The state government will compensate the decedents’ families with Rs 5 lakh each.
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde proceeded to the hospital to visit the individuals who were admitted due to heat stroke. Upon leaving the hospital, he told the media that 7-8 people had perished in the event, whereas 50 people were hospitalized due to heat exhaustion. 24 individuals are currently receiving treatment, while the remainder has been discharged.
He characterized the incident as regrettable and announced a Rs 5 lakh compensation for the victim’s family.
Fadnavis tweeted that the government would cover the total cost of treating these individuals. He wrote that it is extremely unfortunate that some participants in the Maharashtra Bhushan Award ceremony perished from heatstroke. We share in their families’ sorrow.
Uddhav Thackeray and Ajit Pawar called for an investigation into the incident.
Former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray stated that we have met and spoken with four to five patients. There are two patients in critical condition. The event was not adequately scheduled. Who will look into this?
Ajit Pawar, chief of the NCP, visited the hospital and conferred with the victims. According to him, a hospital patient we observed is on a ventilator and his condition is grave. Others spoke with us. Due to the severity of the incident, it should be rendered invisible.