Close shave for 26 babies in Assam hospital fire

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 14:28

Jorhat (Assam): Twenty-six new born babies
had a miraculous escape early Tuesday morning when a fire broke
out in the special care unit at the Jorhat Medical College.

Hospital authorities said the fire broke out in the
special care unit for new born babies at around 3 am. Patients
and attendants in the hospital raised an alarm and the babies
were immediately shifted to a separate ward.

The fire has been blamed on a short circuit in a machine
in the radial warmer unit.

Principal of Jorhat Medical College and Hospital Dr
Dhurbajyoti Borah said an inquiry has instituted to find the
reason behind the short circuit.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 14:28

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