Eight babies rescued as ICU catches fire

Katni (MP): Eight new-born babies were on Sunday safely rescued from the district hospital's children intensive care unit after a fire broke out here following a technical snag in the air conditioner, officials said.

The fire broke out after electricity supply resumed after load-shedding around 2.30 pm, they said adding that the alert doctors and staff quickly evacuated the eight new born babies below one week of age from the unit.

The babies have been shifted to another intensive care unit, officials said.

The intensive care unit in-charge Doctor Sobhit Choudha said that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident.