Press Esc to close
Tuesday 31 May 2016
News updated at 1:14 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31.2°C
Min : 21.7°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Fire at WB's largest govt hospital

Kolkata, Nov 24, 2012, Agencies:

A fire broke out near the paediatric ward of West Bengal’s largest state-run hospital SSKM Saturday night. There was panic but no casualties or injuries, an official said.

The fire has been arrested, said SSKM hospital superintendent Tamal Kanti Ghosh.
Around 80 children admitted in the Allex ward were evacuated through the back door.

“Four fire tenders were rushed to control the fire. The situation is now under control. All children are safe,” said a fire brigade official.

The fire was noticed around 10 pm when smoke was seen billowing out of the seminar room on the fourth floor of the main building of the hospital.

“The fire was caused by a short circuit in an air-conditioning machine. The fire has been doused,” said Fire Services Minister Javed Ahmed Khan.

A fire incident had happened in the same hospital March 21 and dozens of critical patients had to be evacuated from the emergency OPD after thick smoke bellowed from there.

In December last year, 94 patients and staffers died when a blaze in the basement Kolkata’s well-known AMRI (Advanced Medicare Research Institute) Hospital engulfed its annexe building with noxious smoke, trapping helpless patients while most doctors and others fled to safety.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
HP Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh addresses a Youth Congress rally in Mandi ...

HP Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh addresses a Youth Congress rally in Mandi ...

Stranded passengers facing a harrowing time due to 'rail roko' protest by the activists of Hills ...

Stranded passengers facing a harrowing time due to 'rail roko' protest by the activists of Hills ...

Farmers holding a rally against the BJP government on the issue of farmers suicide in Thane ...

Farmers holding a rally against the BJP government on the issue of farmers suicide in Thane ...

People from Biafra State (Nigeria) holding a protest for the release of their leader Nnamdi Kanu ...

People from Biafra State (Nigeria) holding a protest for the release of their leader Nnamdi Kanu ...

A man along with kid displays no-smoking messages on their faces on the eve of 'World No Tobacco Day

A man along with kid displays no-smoking messages on their faces on the eve of 'World No Tobacco Day

Activists of Hills and Tribe Protection Forum block the railway tracks of Diphu railway station ....

Activists of Hills and Tribe Protection Forum block the railway tracks of Diphu railway station ....

Police spray water cannon to disperse BJP members during a protest against congress president Sonia

Police spray water cannon to disperse BJP members during a protest against congress president Sonia

Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrates with VIVO 2016 IPL champiionship Trophy after winning the...

Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrates with VIVO 2016 IPL champiionship Trophy after winning the...

Sunrisers Hyderabad Ben Cutting (C) celebrates the wicket of Chris Gayle during the IPL 2016...

Sunrisers Hyderabad Ben Cutting (C) celebrates the wicket of Chris Gayle during the IPL 2016...

Royal Challengers Bengaluru player Chris Gayle raises his bat towards crowd against Sunrisers...

Royal Challengers Bengaluru player Chris Gayle raises his bat towards crowd against Sunrisers...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523