Fire breaks out at AIIMS, 34 fire tenders reach spot

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Former Union Minister Arun Jaitley is presently undergoing treatment at the institution.



By ANI

Published: Sat 17 Aug 2019, 4:41 PM

Last updated: Sat 17 Aug 2019, 9:21 PM

A major fire broke out on the second floor of the PC block of the All India Insititute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday.
A total of 34 fire tenders reached the spot and firefighting operations are currently on. No casualty has been reported so far. The PC Block is a non-patient block consisting of research labs, doctors rooms etc, however, it is interconnected to the Emergency Wing of the hospital.
Former Union Minister Arun Jaitley is presently undergoing treatment at the institution.
A short circuit is being suspected as the cause for the blaze.
According to the sources, the Emergency Lab has been closed down due to the fire.
Areas which are affected by the fire include Emergency Lab, B block of the area, Ward AB1, and Superspeciality OPD Area of the institute.
Doctors on duty said that patients are being shifted to safer places from the Emergency department.


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