Fire breaks out at Govt hospital in Amritsar, no casualty reported

Published On 2022-05-17 06:10 GMT   |   Update On 2022-05-17 06:10 GMT

Amritsar: A massive fire broke out at the government-run Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, the fire broke out at 2 pm on Saturday, said police. However, no casualty was reported, they said. Nearly ten fire tenders were pressed into service to put out the fire.Also Read:Hyderabad: Fire breaks out at Sri Vani hospital, no casualties reportedA blast took place in the transformer near the hospital...

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Amritsar: A massive fire broke out at the government-run Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, the fire broke out at 2 pm on Saturday, said police. 

However, no casualty was reported, they said. Nearly ten fire tenders were pressed into service to put out the fire.

Also Read:Hyderabad: Fire breaks out at Sri Vani hospital, no casualties reported

A blast took place in the transformer near the hospital OPD that led to the fire, which engulfed cardiology, X-ray and dermatology departments.

A fire department officer told TIE, "The power transformer was the first thing that caught fire. Eight fire tenders rushed to the spot initially. The fire has been brought under control for now. No casualty has been reported." 

The hospital is run under the supervision of Government Medical College. Government Medical College Principal Rajiv Devgun told reporters that due to oil leakage, the transformer caught fire and thereafter a blast took place around 2pm.

All patients in the affected wards were evacuated timely. 

He said there was no loss of life but there was damage to the infrastructure of the hospital.

Punjab Public Works and Power Minister Harbhajan Singh reached the spot and took stock of the situation. He said a thorough probe will be carried out into the fire incident.

While speaking with HT, Singh further said "Thousands of patients are undergoing treatment here and future doctors are also being trained. Any kind of negligence in terms of safety will not be tolerated."

Tweeting on the incident, Chief minister Bhagwant Mann wrote, "Received news of incident of fire at Guru Nanak Hospital in Sri Amritsar Sahib. Firefighters are quickly controlling the situation. No life was lost due to the grace of God. Minister Harbhajan Singh has reached the spot...I am continuously monitoring the relief work."

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