Jammu & Kashmir

B&J hospital fire: Probing actual cause of fire, say officials

A health employee walks on ruins to monitor damage as fire incident leaves top floor of one of the buildings of B&J hospital Srinagar completely damaged, including OT and Academic Block. [FPK Photo/ Mukhtar Zahoor]

Srinagar: Authorities are working hard to find out the reasons behind the fire incident at Bone and Joints Hospital Barzulla, Srinagar in which emergency Operation Theatre (OT), faculty rooms, and 12-bed spinal ward were reduced to heaps of rubble.

Top officials of the health and medical education department said that the department is deeply concerned and monitoring the aftermath of the devastating fire incident at B&Js Hospital Srinagar and so far OPD services have been already started while as emergency services are being started besides that work is going on so that hospital will again start functioning normally at an earliest.

He said that reasons are also being ascertained why the incident happened despite regular fire safety audits and adequate measures.

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