Delhi Hospital caught fire, 20 newborn were inside, rescued and shifted

20 newborns rescued after a hospital caught fire in West Delhi. Photo Credit: Google

Delhi: In an unfortunate incident in Delhi’s Janakpuri, a fire broke out at a hospital where many newborns were present. Among which, 20 newborns were rescued by Delhi Fire Service DFS. The incident took place on Friday in West Delhi after fire started in a room of ‘Newborn Child Hospital’ located in Vaishali Colony as per police information. As soon as the fire was informed, the Fire extinguishers reached the spot. Fortunately, the fire was finally brought under control right on time around 2:25 a.m. and nobody was injured.

Fire tenders informed News Agency ANI that a call was received at the station around 1:35 a.m. saying that a fire had broken out at a hospital. Immediate rescue force as well as fire extinguishers team was dispatched to the scene. Initial information included that 20 newborns were inside the hospital. The problem was that the hospital was present in a narrow Lane. This lead to a lot of difficulties. However, 4 to 5 fire tenders were sent inside and the newborns were rescued on time. Later, the fire was also extinguished.


Rescued babies taken to different hospitals

All the rescued babies were sent to other hospitals. As per Atul Garg, director, Delhi Fire Service, the hospital was very small and had only one floor. It also did not have a fire NOC. Out of the 20 rescued babies, 13 were taken to Arya Hospital, two were sent to Dwarka More Newborn Child Hospital, two werw shifted to JK Hospital Janakpuri. Meanwhile, Three newborns were discharged from the Newborn child hospital where the Fire incident taken place.

There was no major damage or serious injuries to anybody. However, some furnitures that were kept in the basement of the hospital got burnt due to the Fire. The whole building was a three story building and the hospital was located in the first floor. After the news, many people are concerned about the hospitals location in a narrow lane. The reason behind starting of the fire has still not been revealed. More details are being awaited at the moment. Stay tuned to know more about the incidents.