A fire broke out in the cardiology department of a hospital in Uttar Pradesh this morning, the police said, adding there were no immediate reports of casualties.
At least 146 patients were admitted in Hriday Rog Sansthan located in Kanpur district when the fire broke out around 8 am, the police said, adding all the patients were moved to safety. “Fire is under control. 146 patients were safely evacuated. Nine patients are still in ICU but they are medically safe and sound. No casualty reported from fire brigade as of now,” Aseem Arun, Police Commisioner, Kanpur, said.
The cause of the incident is not yet known, he said.
The state government has ordered a probe into the incident. “Hon CM has taken cognisance of the fire in the cardiology department building at Kanpur. He has directed that all evacuated patients be provided immediate care. He has asked for a report from the District Administration and directed that a high level team of Princial Secretery Health Education and DG Fire should visit the site today and give its report immediately,” the government said in a statement.
Further details awaited.