Fire breaks out in NICU of Rajasthan Medical College, 12 infants evacuated

Dungarpur: A fire broke out at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) ward of Dungarpur Medical College in Rajasthan on Saturday night, a total of 12 children were rescued after the incident. 

As many as 12 children were rescued after a fire broke out at Dungarpur Medical College in Rajasthan on Saturday night, informed officials.

The incident happened at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) ward of Dungarpur Medical College.  

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The Medical Superintendent of the college, Dr Mahendra Damor told ANI that the fire was doused by three fire tenders and 12 children were rescued.

“A fire broke out at the NICU ward of Dungarpur Medical College. Around twelve children were rescued. The fire was doused by 3 fire tenders,” he said.

Fire Safety Officer Babulal Chaudhary said that the fire occurred in the newborn ward, but the fire team was able to evacuate the children.

“We got the information from the hospital about the fire incident in the newborn ward. I went with my team along with three vehicles. There was smoke, but we doused off the fire & safely evacuated the children,” he said.

Further details are awaited in the matter.

Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that a major fire broke out at an under-construction wing of the premier health institute, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) building in Jharkhand’s Deoghar. No casualties were reported in the incident. Fire brigade teams that reached the spot brought the fire under control after an hour. The fire broke out in the lower portion of B Block, as high flames started rising and a cloud of smoke spread in the entire premises within minutes. People present on the premises were taken to safer places. 

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