250 evacuated from Kolkata hospital as fire breaks out

Oct 03, 2018, 10:36 IST | Agencies

West Bengal Minister of State for Health Chandrima Bhattacharya said the 250 patients admitted to cardiology, general medicine and haematology wards have been shifted to other hospitals

250 evacuated from Kolkata hospital as fire breaks out
Fire fighters douse the flames, which broke out in a building of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital, in Kolkata, on Wednesday. Pic/PTI

A fire broke out in the pharmacy of the state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday following which around 250 patients were evacuated from the premises, fire officials said.

No one has been injured in the blaze that broke out at 8 am in the dispensary located on the ground floor. Ten fire tenders were engaged to douse the flames, officials said. Thick smoke was seen billowing from the ground floor of the hospital's main building where the pharmacy is housed. Medicines stocked in the dispensary have been reduced to ashes.

West Bengal Minister of State for Health Chandrima Bhattacharya said the 250 patients admitted to cardiology, general medicine and haematology wards have been shifted to other hospitals.

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