Health Minister Zahid Malik has said that the government will bear the cost of treatment of people injured in the deadly fire at Old Dhaka,
The minister said those while speaking to journalists after paying homage to Language martyrs at the Shaheed Minar in Sylhet on Thursday morning.
“Dhaka Medical College Hospital and other hospitals have been given directives to provide the best treatment to the injured,” he said.
Hundreds were injured in the fire that originated around 10:40pm at a chemical warehouse on the ground floor of the five-storey building named Hazi Wahed Mansion. The flames then quickly spread to three other buildings nearby, including a community center.
Among the injured, 41 were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, according to the latest update from the control room of the fire service.
The death toll is being placed at 70 as of now. The officials fear the death toll is likely to rise.