A fire broke out on two floors of a building at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Hospital in New Delhi on Saturday late afternoon. Reportedly, the building where the fire broke out is a non-patient block which houses doctors’ rooms and research labs.
The PC building, where the fire broke out is situated near the emergency block. The fire has been brought under control, informed the officials, adding that there was widespread panic among those present at the spot, however, no casualties have been reported so far.
The PC building does not have patients and mainly comprises doctors’ rooms and research labs.
A total of 34 fire tenders were rushed to AIIMS to douse the blaze, a senior fire service official said, adding that the fire is under control and the cooling process is underway. Officials said that they received a call at around 4.50 p.m. informing them about the incident.
Former Union Minister Arun Jaitley is presently undergoing treatment at the institution.
Officials at the hospital are shifting the patients while the Emergency Lab, the Superspeciality OPD ward and the AB1 ward have been shut down.
(With agency inputs)