Mumbai, Nov. 6 -- A fire broke out in Dreams Mall in Bhandup which housed Sunrise Hospital, a Covid designated hospital on its third floor, in the intervening night of March 25-26, 2021. The fire, which raged for over 40 hours, claimed 11 lives, including patients who were on ventilator support. A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) report held hospital management and officials of Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) accountable. The fire could spread inside the hospital as none of the firefighting equipment was working on the day of the fire, the BMC report stated.

While MFB granted fire safety compliance report on July 22, 2020, its May 2021 audit report had said that fire-fighting systems like wet riser, sprinkler pumps, booster pumps and p...