Two resident doctors and a nursing officer received burn injuries after a major fire broke out inside an eye operation theatre in the new OPD building of Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on Thursday.
A preliminary report, which was submitted to medical superintendent of the hospital Dr Rajendra Sharma, suggests that the fire broke out during a routine surgery in the eye operation theatre.
Seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the flames were doused within half an hour, said a Delhi Fire Service official.
“During a routine eye surgery at around 12 noon, a fire incident occurred due to the spirit swab getting afire accidentally. While the patient suffered no harm and his operative procedure could be completed satisfactorily, the injured staff were immediately shifted to the burn casualty,” the report read.
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A woman PG resident doctor has suffered 5% thermal burns and was discharged after first aid, while a senior resident doctor with 10% burns on the arms and a nursing officer with 30% burns were admitted to the Burn ICU for observation and required treatment, a doctor said.
(With PTI inputs)