June 5, 2024

Massive fire at Delhi's Lajpatnagar Eye Hospital, firefighting continues | Latest News India


A major fire broke out at an eye hospital in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar on Wednesday. Twelve fire engines were rushed to the spot to douse the blaze, an official told news agency PTI.

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A Delhi Fire Service (DFS) official said there have been no reports of any injuries so far. A call about the fire was received at 11:30 am. Operation is on to douse the fire, the official said.

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Eye 7 Hospital is located near Vinobapuri metro station in Lajpat Nagar area of ​​New Delhi.

The fire at Eye 7 Hospital comes days after another major blaze broke out at Eye Mantra Hospital in New Delhi's Paschim Vihar. The fire broke out on the second floor of the hospital. No one was injured in the incident and people were safely evacuated from the building, according to officials from the Delhi Fire Department.

Last month, a massive fire broke out at a hospital in Vivek Vihar, killing six newborns. The Delhi government has ordered fire audits of all government and private health facilities amid multiple safety lapses at the five-bed neonatology centre in Vivek Vihar and police are investigating why 27 oxygen cylinders were stored there.

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Five oxygen cylinders exploded in the deadly fire, injuring five other newborns.

Earlier, a major fire broke out at a banquet hall behind Ambience Mall in Gurugram in the early hours of Tuesday.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday emphasised on strict adherence to regulatory protocols and fire safety norms.

In a press release, the ministry said, “In healthcare facilities, the safety and health of patients (both outpatients and inpatients), staff and visitors are of paramount importance. Recently, fire accidents have been reported in several locations. These are the result of short circuits due to suboptimal electrical maintenance or overloading of electrical lines due to the use of air conditioners and other equipment. Given the potential risks associated with fire hazards in hospitals, strict protocols and measures must be in place to effectively prevent, detect and respond to fires. Establishing a robust fire safety plan and conducting fire evacuation and safety drills will not only ensure compliance with regulatory requirements but also protect lives and property.”

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Following feedback from the macro-level assessment, the ministry has directed all states/union territories to ensure stricter adherence to regulatory protocols and conduct regular mock drills on fire safety.

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