New Delhi: A massive fire broke out in Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar on Saturday. Fire tenders rushed to the location immediately and the operation to douse the fire is still on. Fortunately, no casualties have been reported so far.
A blast took place in the transformer near the hospital OPD that led to the fire, which engulfed cardiology, X-ray and dermatology departments.
The hospital is run under the supervision of Government Medical College.
Government Medical College Principal Rajiv Devgun told reporters that due to oil leakage, the transformer caught fire and thereafter a blast took place.
All patients in the affected wards were evacuated timely. He said there was no loss of life but there was damage to the infrastructure of the hospital.
Punjab Public Works and Power Minister Harbhajan Singh reached the spot and took stock of the situation. He said a thorough probe will be carried out into the fire incident.
(With PTI inputs)