Bhubaneswar:2/2/19: Panic gripped the people after a major fire broke out at the fifth floor of the Apollo hospital in Bhubaneswar today. No causalities have been reported so far.According to sources, the fire erupted at the battery room located on the fifth floor of the hospital building. The ICU and Administrative Block are on the same floor.On being informed, two teams of fire personnel were pressed into the service to douse the flames. Meanwhile, the patients undergoing treatment at the hospital were shifted to safer places.
While the exact cause of the mishap is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that an electrical short circuit might have triggered the fire.
In a recent development, three ambulances of St. John ambulance service has been sent to Apollo Hospital with first-aider to help Hospital authority for shifting the patient to another hospital.
Director General of Fire Services Bijay Kumar Sharma has ordered an inquiry into the fire mishap that took place at Apollo Hospital in the capital city today.Sharma has directed fire officer (central range) to inquire into the fire incident from different angles.“Cause of fire, availability and functioning of fire fighting measures, evacuation and housekeeping shall be looked into. In case of lapse, action as per OFP&FS Rules, 2017 shall be taken,” Sharma said in a tweet.