No less than 23 sufferers, together with 17 COVID-19 sufferers, have been evacuated to security following a minor fireplace at a personal hospital in Gujarat’s Vadodara metropolis on Wednesday night time, officers stated.
No one was injured within the fireplace, which engulfed a portion of Shree Vijay Vallabh Sarvajanik Hospital in Mandvi space of Vadodara metropolis, stated Vadodara Collector Shalini Agarwal.
“All of the 23 sufferers, together with 17 COVID-19 sufferers, have been rescued and shifted to different hospitals following the fireplace. No damage or casualty was reported within the mishap,” she stated.
Whereas the blaze began on the primary ground of the four-storey hospital, smoke reached the second and the third flooring, fireplace officer Amit Chaudhary stated, including that the Pani Gate fireplace station of Vadodara obtained the fireplace name at 9.05 pm.
“The hearth got here beneath management in about one hour. Since thick smoke lined the higher flooring, we rescued all of the 23 sufferers and shifted them to different hospitals.
“Since there was just one staircase within the hospital, we used three to 4 ladders to evacuate some sufferers from home windows. Nobody was injured within the incident,” Mr Chaudhary stated.