Fire at AIIMS Delhi warehouse; Operation Theatre, emergency dept. in danger

All the patients have been safely evacuated from the affected area

A fire broke out in a warehouse next to the Operation Theatre of the Emergency Department at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday morning. The Delhi Fire Department said that the fire has been brought under control and no casualty was reported in the incident.

A fire was reported in the Operation Theatre (OT) of the emergency department at 5.04 am and seven fire tenders were sent to AIIMS. All the patients have been safely evacuated from the affected area.

The police received a PCR call at Hauz Khas police station at around 5.15 am about the fire and on reaching AIIMS, sparking and smoke was observed in a dummy room near the casualty area.

The situation is now normal and under control, and there is neither any casualty nor any injury to any person. Casualty area has been reopened for patients. An investigation is underway to ascertain the exact cause of the blaze.

This morning also another minor blaze was reported at Safdarjung hospital. Fire officials received a call at 7.58 am about a fire near the canteen area of the hospital. Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot, the fire broke out in an underground cable. It was brought under control very quickly and no injuries were reported.

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