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A major fire broke out in Sun Hospital which was functioning without fire safety certificate

Cuttack:1/2/21: A major fire broke out in Sun Hospital, a multi-specialty private hospital at Tulasipur in the city today, triggering panic among patients, attendants and staff.

Though the reason behind the blaze has not been immediately ascertained, short-circuit is suspected to be the cause of the mishap.

As many as five fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the flame that spread in the multi-story hospital building. Thick smoke is seen emanating from the top floor of the building.

As per reports, critical patients are being shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital and other health care centers in the city.

Sun Hospital, a multi-specialty private health center in Cuttack was functioning without fire license or fire safety certificate, informed a senior official.

“We have not granted any fire license to the hospital. The hospital authorities had been directed to adopt adequate fire safety measures. We also conduct evacuation mock drill at the hospital every month. The successful and safe evacuation of patients is the fallout of the mock drill exercise,” said Maheswar Swain, Director, Odisha Fire and Disaster Response Academy (OFDRA).

 As many as 11 patients were undergoing treatment at the hospital. They have been safely evacuated to other hospitals in the city, Cuttack Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani said.

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