Srinagar, May 27th: A fire broke out in the store-room of Ward 3P – meant for Dialysis patients – at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura on Thursday evening.
Patients in the affected ward are reported to be safe.
According to the sources, eyewitnesses said that flames and smoke were seen billowing out of a window from the hospital ward, prompting the patients and attendants panicked.
The fire and emergency was immediately called in, who reached the spot and doused-off the flames, they said.
An F&ES official confirming the incident told that the fire had broken out in a store of Ward Number 3P. However the tenders reached on time and doused off the flamesnon time, he said.
A hospital official told that all of the patients are safe and none of them had to be evacuated.
However there has been damage to some furniture kept inside the room, he added.