UP CM Yogi Orders Probe Into KGMU Trauma Centre Fire

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| July 16 , 2017 , 11:06 IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered a probe into the massive fire that broke out in the Trauma Centre of the King George's Medical University in Lucknow on Saturday night. No one was injured in the fire, however, over 250 patients had to be evacuated from the area and transferred to other hospitals.

According to reports, the fire broke out on the second floor of the six-storied building in the disaster management ward which is used for hospital staff training and medical emergencies. The fire later spread to the nearby medical store on the same floor and then to other floors. Rescue operations continued for over 3 hours.

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“All patients on the floor were shifted to safer places and as a precautionary measure, other floors were also evacuated. There is no report of any casualty,” District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Singh said.

Officials suspect that the fire was caused by a short circuit in the air conditioner of the trauma centre.

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CM Yogi has asked for a report by the Commissioner of Lucknow within 3 days and to ascertain who is responsible for the incident so that the guilty may be penalised for the lapses.

The centre is also aware of the incident, and Union Health Minister J P Nadda Health Secretary has also been directly in touch with state health officials.

“Spoken to @sidharthnsingh, Health Minister UP & inquired about fire accident in KGMC. Health Secretary, GOI is in touch with state officials,” Nadda tweeted.