A fire broke out in the ward of JK Lone Hospital in Jaipur on Monday night. Fortunately, before the fire spread too much, more than 30 children admitted in the ward and its adjacent ward were shifted to other wards.
When smoke was seen rising from the duct line of the AC of the pre-fabric ward, the nursing and resident doctors present there immediately informed the guards and patients. Fortunately, before the fire spread too much, more than 30 children admitted in the ward and its adjacent ward were shifted to other wards.
According to fire officials, the fire fighting system of the hospital was not working properly, due to which a lot of effort had to be put out to extinguish the fire. On information, fire brigade vehicles reached the spot and after two and a half hours of effort, the fire was controlled. It took 3 vehicles of the fire brigade to control the fire.
Superintendent of the hospital, Dr. Kailash Meena said that there were more than 20 children admitted in the ward. While there were few more children suffering from cancer were admitted in another ward adjacent to this fabric ward. Children from both the wards were shifted to other wards for the sake of safety.
As per Dr. Meena, “The fire fighting system installed in the hospital was not working properly. After shifting more than 30 children from both the wards, our staff had controlled the fire with the help of fire fighting equipment. Due to lack of a pump set and adequate storage of water, a lot of trouble had to be faced in extinguishing the fire. Earlier, we had stopped the supply of oxygen and electricity to both the wards.”
The fire fighting system of the hospital failed
Chief Fire Officer of Municipal Corporation Heritage Devendra Meena said that we received the information at around 10:50 pm, after which we sent the team. When the team reached the spot, the staff members had already left. Our team managed to bring the fire under control in about two and a half hours.
Will form a committee to investigate
The superintendent said that a committee will be formed to investigate the whole matter because this ward was prepared some time back. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. In the investigation, action will be taken against the person whose negligence is found.