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Fire incident in operation theatre in PGIMER

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

A fire incident occurred in an operation theatre in the and Research here but all patients and staff were safely evacuated, a said today.

The has seven operation theatres which function round-the-clock throughout the year and at the time of the incident surgical procedures were going on in three operation theatre rooms, a PGIMER said.

"As the incident occurred yesterday night, security and fire office of PGIMER got into action and all the patients from operation theatre were rescued and shifted to safer areas. The administrative and engineering wing of PGIMER swung into action to provide all the needed care and support required for patient care. The patients admitted in adjoining wards and corridors were also shifted to other concerned wards or ICUs to avoid any untoward incident, as smoke spread out in the nearby wards," PGIMER said today.

There was no loss to life of patients as well as staff posted in New Emergency OT, she said.

Wadwalkar said that at around1 am today, all the services were restored and patients shifted back to their concerned wards.

"Operation theatre No. 3 requires major repairs and functioning of the remaining will be restored in the next 2-3 days. At present, alternative arrangements have been made in and Nehru Hospital OTs," she said.

Wadwalkar said the PGIMER administration has constituted two committees for ascertaining the cause of fire and working out an action plan for immediate repairs so that the are restored at the earliest.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 21:50 IST