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Immediate steps taken to douse minor fire at Basaidarapur ESIC hospital: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Immediate measures were taken to control the minor fire, which broke out today morning at Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital, Basaidarapur, the Labour Ministry said Friday.

"As per the information received from the ESIC, all the technicians available in the Operation Theater (OT) took immediate steps to control the fire and the fire was doused by them immediately.

"In the meanwhile, all the patients in OT recovery were shifted in the wards and simultaneously all the staffs and technicians were also evacuated. Fire attendants were also called; however, they were not required to be pressed into service," the ministry said in a statement.

The ESIC Hospital, Basaidarapur remained functional during this minor incident and is open for services to its Insured Persons (IPs) and beneficiaries. As per the ESIC, a minor fire broke out due to short circuit in Pendant light of OT No. 3 in the morning at around 8.50 AM today in OT Block situated at 3rd floor of the ESIC Hospital, Basaidarapur, Delhi, according to the statement.

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First Published: Fri, July 12 2019. 15:30 IST