A major fire broke out in the government-run SSKM Hospital in Kolkata today morning. Two fire engines have been rushed to the spot. The fire broke out in the third floor of the Ronald Ross building of the hospital.

 

However, there are no reports of casualties so far. A detailed report on this is awaited as one can assume there will be a probe on this for sure because this is the second fire incident in three months in the same hospital.

 

It was in the month of September that a fire had broken out in the same hospital but there were no casualties. However, the hospital authorities did take quick measures to avert a disaster last time. 

Patients are being evacuated and are being shifted to other wards quickly. The fire brigade personnel are working hard to get the situation under control.

 

It seems that the hospital authorities did not learn from their past mistake and as a result they are paying the price.

 

Harish Mukherjee Road and AJC Bose Road Flyover bound traffic have been diverted because of the incident at the SSKM hospital.

 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rushed to the spot as well.