Fire at Goa's top hospital, no casualties

Published: 18th December 2012 03:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th December 2012 03:33 PM   |  A+A-


Fire broke out at the out-patient department at the Goa Medical College (GMC) Tuesday morning, causing chaos but no casualties at the state's largest hospital, located at a short distance from Panaji, officials said.

"No one was injured as hospital authorities evacuated patients as well as the attendant and the medical staff immediately after sparks, following a possible short-circuit, were noticed," a police official said.

"We have shifted all the patients to a government-run guest house were all the medical facilities are also being made available. The fire started in a pharmacy located in the hospital. The fire spread from there," GMC dean V.N. Jindal told IANS.

The top official said: "A probe has been ordered into the incident."

"The officials are in the process of assessing the damage caused by the fire," a fire department official said.


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