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Photo Gallery: Fire breaks out at AIIMS Trauma Centre in New Delhi

Zee Media Bureau | Mar 24, 2019, 23:52 PM IST

A fire broke out on the ground floor of the AIIMS Trauma Centre near the operation theatre area, triggering panic among people, including patients. A call was received at 6.13 pm about the incident and 24 fire tenders were immediately rushed to the spot, the Delhi Fire Service said. (PTI photo)


A personnel from the fire unit of the hospital suffered carbon monoxide poisoning. He was incubated and shifted to main AIIMS, where his condition remains stable, a source said. The fire was brought under control by 8 pm, almost two hours after it broke. The hospital source said there was also a leakage in the oxygen supply pipe behind the manifold due to which the oxygen supply to the building was stopped for sometime, which was later repaired and restored. (PTI photo)


Around 50 patients from different floors of the AIIMS Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center's wing 'A', which is located above the operation area, were evacuated due to large amount of smoke emanating from these floors and were shifted to other wards. (PTI photo)


The linen OTs clothes and cotton kept in the store were burnt, which led to a huge amount of smoke. (ANI photo)


Police from southwest district were also called in to control the crowd which had gathered in the hospital vicinity, while the traffic movement on the road in front of the AIIMS Trauma Centre was disrupted for a while. (ANI photo)


AIIMS administration has instituted an inquiry into the matter to identify the cause of the fire, which is suspected to be due to a short circuit. (ANI photo)


According to a source at the hospital, two patients in separate operation theatres (OTs) had undergone surgeries just half an before the fire broke out and were at the OT recovery rooms. (ANI photo)

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