A massive fire incident sparked in the Metro Heart Institute in Noida sector 12 around 12 PM on Thursday. Around 66 patients were present in the hospital.
As per reports, the fire first sparked on the first floor. 35 patients on the second floor were shifted to a nearby hospital owned by the Metro group. Fire personnel immediately rushed to the spot and doused the raging flames.
The outbreak of the fire is yet to be determined.
While the patients and their relatives blamed the hospital’s fire security measures, the hospital authorities said otherwise, “All fire safety measures are in place in the hospital. We evacuated everyone as soon as we could. There is no clarity on the cause of fire.”
One of the patient’s relatives narrated, “We saw smoke on the floor and were asked to move to the third floor quickly. There we broke the windows, threw our bags outside and ran downstairs.”
The police and fire personnel evacuated all the trapped persons safely and no incident of casualty has been reported.