Fire breaks out at operation theatre in Delhi’s ESI hospital, patients shifted

New Delhi, July 12 A fire broke out at an operation theatre at a government-run hospital (ESI Hospital in west Delhi’s Basai Darapur) on Friday morning, leading to the rescue of half-a-dozen patients.

No one was injured in the blaze, they said.

The fire department said they received a call about the blaze at 9.10 am, after which six fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire broke out in the ceiling of the operation theatre on the third floor of the hospital after which six patients were rescued to safety, Atul Garg, Chief fire officer said.

The fire started at around 9.20 a.m. in the Employees State Insurance Model Hospital at Basai Darapur and was doused in five minutes by seven fire tenders.

The fire erupted in a surgical machine and spread to the ceiling of the operation theatre, an official from the Delhi Fire Services said.

Around six patients were rescued and shifted to another ward, the official said.

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