There are many such examples the Mumbai fire tragedy, the Kolkata hospital fire tragedy, many train derailments last year, buses fall off narrow and old bridges, fatal accidents due to potholes and inadequate preparations during monsoons. The list is endless. Every time a tragedy has to happen before the authorities can jump into action mode.
I also read about the shortage of specialist doctors in general and absence of qualified emergency doctors in government hospitals in South India. I'm sure such shortages would be there in vital services of the police department too because of the rapid expansion of the cities.
It is high time that any government, irrespective of BJP or Congress etc should be responsible enough at least to focus on the safety of the public in the essential services and vital public sector.