Fire at Goa's top hospital, no casualties

Published: Dec 18, 2012, 15:30 IST | Agencies

Fire broke out at the out-patient department at the Goa Medical College (GMC) Tuesday morning, causing chaos but no casualties at the state's largest hospital, located at a short distance from Panaji, officials said.

"No one was injured as hospital authorities evacuated patients as well as the attendant and the medical staff immediately after sparks, following a possible short-circuit, were noticed," a police official said.


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"We have shifted all the patients to a government-run guest house where all the medical facilities are also being made available. The fire started in a pharmacy located in the hospital. The fire spread from there," GMC dean V.N. Jindal told IANS.

The top official said: "A probe has been ordered into the incident."

"The officials are in the process of assessing the damage caused by the fire," a fire department official said.
 

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