The Supreme Court of India has asked the Gujarat government to provide information about a number of hospital fires that have occurred in the state since 2017. The court has asked the government to explain what steps were taken to prevent further fires, and how the victims were compensated. The court also sought to know if there were any criminal proceedings initiated against those responsible for the fires. The court's directive follows a petition filed by a group of doctors and lawyers seeking an investigation into the fires. The petitioners allege that the Gujarat government had failed to take any serious steps to investigate and address the problem.