Fire broke out in the blood blank at the Safdarjung Hospital


A fire broke out on Tuesday in a building housing the blood bank at the Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, powers said.

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This is the second fire occurrence reported in the healing center premises inside a week.

There were no losses or harm reported because of it.

"The flame broke out around 4 pm from a switchboard inside the blood donation center, situated on one of the upper floors of the building housing it. The flame was controlled inside 60 minutes," Safdarjung Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr AK Rai told to a news agency.

The flame was soaked inside 30 minutes, said a flame office official, including that six flame tenders were raced to the spot to control the flame that began from the electric board and the MCB (smaller than normal electrical switch) confine the blood donation center that is on the second floor.

One of the most established healing facilities in the city, its blood donation center houses more than 1,000 units on a normal at once. "Our staff brought the flame under control utilizing quenchers. We think cut off its cause," Mr Rai said.

The building has a clothing on the ground floor and the urology division on one of the upper floors.

On September 22, a minor flame had softened out up the crisis ward area of the doctor's facility here, creating alarm among patients for a brief period.

Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had gone to Safdarjung Hospital after the occurrence on September 22 and taken supply of the circumstance.

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