Patient’s negligence sparks PGI fire
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Two incidents of fire were reported in Chandigarh on Saturday. A minor fire broke out at a private ward of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). Another incident took place near the the Coca-Cola factory in Industrial Area, Chandigarh.
The tents set up by some of the slum dwellers living near the Coca-Cola factory caught fire. The fire and emergency services department officials informed that the fire was due to a short circuit in an electrical connection in a slum dweller's tent. The cotton quilts lying near the wire caught fire.
One of the police officials informed that three fire tenders, who went to the spot, following which the situation was brought under control.
In another incident at PGIMER, a steamer caught fire at private ward number 45. One of the PGIMER officials said that one of the patients left the steamer open and went to get some tests done. A nurse, who saw the steamer that caught fire, due to over heating, informed the fire and emergency services department of PGIMER, and the situation was controlled.
A hospital official said that the private ward was allotted to a patient of urology. Only the steamer which caught fire was burnt. In both the cases, there was no loss to life or major loss to property.
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