SRINAGAR — A fire broke out in a store-room in Ward Number 3P – meant for Dialysis patients – in Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura on Thursday evening.
Eyewitnesses said flames and smoke was seen billowing out of a window from the hospital ward, prompting the attendants to run helter-skelter. The fire and emergency was immediately called in, who reached the spot and doused the flames, they said.
An Fire and Emergency Services department official confirming the incident said that the fire had broken out in a store of Ward number 3P. However, the tenders reached on time and doused the flames.
Meanwhile, a hospital official said that all the patients in the ward are safe and none of them had to be evacuated. However, there has been damage to some furniture inside the room, he added. (GNS)