Mumbai: Level 2 fire doused at Wadia Hospital in Parel

Wadia hospital is a well-known maternity hospital in Mumbai.

Kalpesh MhamunkarUpdated: Saturday, August 06, 2022, 02:06 AM IST
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Mumbai: Level 2 fire doused at Wadia Hospital in Parel | FPJ

A fire irrupted at Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity hospital, Acharya Dhonde marg in Parel around 7 pm on Friday. A fire was doused at 8.40 pm. Fortunately, no one got injured or died in the incident. Wadia hospital is a well-known maternity hospital in Mumbai.

According to disaster management, fire erupted in UPS room on the first floor of ground plus two storey building and smoke was logged on the first and second floor. patients in the nearest wards have been shifted to safe places with the help of hospital staff. Fire Confined to electric wiring, electric installation, Central A.C., Doors, windows, Wooden partitions etc.

8 fire engines, 6 jumbo water tanks, two Ambulances, and one breathing apparatus were sent to the site for the rescue operation. A road in front of Wadia hospital was closed for sometimes it helps the fire brigade to douse the fire.

Chief fire brigade officer, Hemant Parab said, "We have doused the fire after around 20 minutes. No one is injured in the incident. A fire erupted in a closed UPS room and smoke started spreading in the passage and nearby wards. Hospital staff shifted the patients to other wards."

"Whether the fire equipments were working or not has not been ascertained yet but we will check this later," Parab added.

Nagvekar, a relative of the patient said, "My daughter was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). the whole day I was in the hospital. I went to my home to have dinner. When I got to know about the fire incident, I immediately rushed to the hospital. Now no one is allowed me to go inside but I spoke to my wife and she confirmed that she and our daughter both are safe."

Local MP Arvind Sawant rushed to the spot after the incident, he told FPJ, "There is an operation theatre at the entrance there is a battery back up beside the operation theatre which works continuously. There are two Operation Theatre and besides that 4-5 beds. There is a long space on the first floor. After the fire eruption smoke spread on the first floor but Doctors and their staff acted swiftly and moved the patients to a safe place. I would praise to work done by the fire brigade also. They also doused the fire after some time. I met the dean of the hospital to understand the situation. I also guided relatives of the patients not to go inside. After some time hospital will allow the inside."

The hospital Source said, “There have been no injuries to any of the patients. Moreover, some of the patients from the third floor have been shifted to another ward to avoid any further problems to them due to smoke.”

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