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Fire at PGIMER-Chandigarh's Nehru Hospital Block forces evacuation of over 400 patients

Published on Oct 10, 2023 04:20 PM IST
  • According to a statement issued by PGIMER later during the day, the fire occurred in the computer room of Nehru Hospital's C-Block.
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A major fire broke out in PGIMER-Chandigarh's Nehru Hospital block late on Monday where more than 400 patients were evacuated to safety, officials said on Tuesday. No casualties were reported in the incident. (ANI ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 10, 2023 04:20 PM IST

A major fire broke out in PGIMER-Chandigarh's Nehru Hospital block late on Monday where more than 400 patients were evacuated to safety, officials said on Tuesday. No casualties were reported in the incident. (ANI )

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The fire broke out in the UPS system of the computer room on the first floor around 11.45 pm on Monday. Officials mentioned that the smoke spread to the upper floors as well.(ANI ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 10, 2023 04:20 PM IST

The fire broke out in the UPS system of the computer room on the first floor around 11.45 pm on Monday. Officials mentioned that the smoke spread to the upper floors as well.(ANI )

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Those evacuated encompassed 34 individuals from the intensive care unit (ICU) and 80 pregnant women. Additionally, 56 infants and 17 patients receiving treatment in the pediatric ward were relocated to a safe area.(ANI ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 10, 2023 04:20 PM IST

Those evacuated encompassed 34 individuals from the intensive care unit (ICU) and 80 pregnant women. Additionally, 56 infants and 17 patients receiving treatment in the pediatric ward were relocated to a safe area.(ANI )

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Fire tenders were immediately pressed into service and brought the blaze under control after some time, the officials added. (ANI ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Fire tenders were immediately pressed into service and brought the blaze under control after some time, the officials added. (ANI )

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"We evacuated 424 patients. We have an extension building in Nehru Hospital where some of them were shifted. Everyone worked as a team in PGI with the Chandigarh Union Territory administration's support," PGIMER Medical Superintendent Vipin Koushal was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. (ANI ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 10, 2023 04:20 PM IST

"We evacuated 424 patients. We have an extension building in Nehru Hospital where some of them were shifted. Everyone worked as a team in PGI with the Chandigarh Union Territory administration's support," PGIMER Medical Superintendent Vipin Koushal was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. (ANI )

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"There was no loss of life. But damage to property has taken place due to the fire and restoration work is being started," he said. (ANI ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 10, 2023 04:20 PM IST

"There was no loss of life. But damage to property has taken place due to the fire and restoration work is being started," he said. (ANI )

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According to a statement issued by PGIMER later during the day, the fire occurred in the computer room of Nehru Hospital's C-Block. The reason of the fire is believed to be a short circuit, it said. (ANI ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 10, 2023 04:20 PM IST

According to a statement issued by PGIMER later during the day, the fire occurred in the computer room of Nehru Hospital's C-Block. The reason of the fire is believed to be a short circuit, it said. (ANI )

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