A major fire broke out near the emergency ward at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Saturday. No casualties have been reported so far.
As many as 34 fire tenders arrived at the spot as the fire broke out on the second floor of the hospital at the PC block. The non-patients’ block consists of doctors’ rooms, research labs, etc. The emergency lab has been shut as rescue operations are underway.
“There was no fire at any ward. The emergency lab has been affected. There were no patients inside the lab at the time of the incident,” AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said.
Dark plumes of smoke were seen billowing out from the top of the premier health institute.
The Delhi Fire Services received a call of fire in the PC and Teaching Block of the hospital at around 5 pm following which the fire tenders were immediately dispatched to contain it.
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