Delhi, Aug 17, 2019 : A fire broke out on the first and second floor of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday evening. The fire reportedly broke out near the emergency ward of the hospital and patients and staff from one building have been evacuated, Hindustan Times reported.
No casualties have been reported so far.
As many as 34 fire tenders arrived at the spot as the fire broke out on the first and second floor of the hospital, PTI reported. The emergency lab has been shut as rescue operations are underway.
Dark plumes of smoke were seen billowing out from the top of the premier health institute.
A Delhi Fire Services official told PTI that they received a call of fire in the PC and Teaching Block of the hospital at around 5 pm following which the fire tenders were immediately dispatched to contain it.
Former finance minister Arun Jaitley is admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the cardio-neuro centre, housed in a different building in the complex.