LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English

AIIMS Fire: Emergency Ward Reopened, Fire Service Blames Hospital for Losses

India | News18 | August 18, 2019, 6:14 pm
X
1/ 29
 The Delhi Fire Service (DFS) blamed the AIIMS for the losses it suffered in a major fire even as the premier institute reopened its Emergency ward a day after the disaster. A major fire broke out on the second floor of a building in the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) complex on August 17. The fire broke out in the PC building, which is a teaching block and mainly comprises research labs. However, the Microbiology Department's Virology unit was completely gutted while several samples and medical reports were destroyed. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The Delhi Fire Service (DFS) blamed the AIIMS for the losses it suffered in a major fire even as the premier institute reopened its Emergency ward a day after the disaster. A major fire broke out on the second floor of a building in the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) complex on August 17. The fire broke out in the PC building, which is a teaching block and mainly comprises research labs. However, the Microbiology Department's Virology unit was completely gutted while several samples and medical reports were destroyed. (Image: Special Arrangement)

X
2/ 29
 Fire brigade personnel douse a fire which broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Fire brigade personnel douse a fire which broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

X
3/ 29
 Security personnel watch firefighters work to put out a fire that broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Security personnel watch firefighters work to put out a fire that broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

X
4/ 29
 Smoke billows out as fire personnel douse the fire which broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Smoke billows out as fire personnel douse the fire which broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

X
5/ 29
 Firefighters work to put out a fire that broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Firefighters work to put out a fire that broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

X
6/ 29
 Smoke billows out as fire personnel douse the fire which broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Smoke billows out as fire personnel douse the fire which broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

X
7/ 29
 Patients lie on their hospital beds after being shifted outdoors after a fire broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Patients lie on their hospital beds after being shifted outdoors after a fire broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

X
8/ 29
 Smoke billows out as fire personnel douse the fire which broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Smoke billows out as fire personnel douse the fire which broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

X
9/ 29
 Firefighters work to put off a fire that broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Firefighters work to put off a fire that broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

X
10/ 29
 Smoke billows out as fire personnel douse the fire which broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Smoke billows out as fire personnel douse the fire which broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

X
11/ 29
 Fire brigade personnel prepare to douse the fire which broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Fire brigade personnel prepare to douse the fire which broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

X
12/ 29
 Smoke billows out as fire personnel douse the fire which broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Smoke billows out as fire personnel douse the fire which broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

X
13/ 29
 Patients lie on their hospital beds after being shifted outdoors after a fire broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Patients lie on their hospital beds after being shifted outdoors after a fire broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

X
14/ 29
 Firefighters work to control a fire that broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Firefighters work to control a fire that broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

X
15/ 29
 Smoke billows out after a fire broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Smoke billows out after a fire broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

X
16/ 29
 Smoke billows out as fire personnel douse the fire which broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Smoke billows out as fire personnel douse the fire which broke out at the teaching block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

X
17/ 29
 Patients lie on their hospital beds after being shifted outdoors after a fire broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Patients lie on their hospital beds after being shifted outdoors after a fire broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

X
18/ 29
 The fire in the PC building, which does not have patients and mainly comprises doctors' rooms, but is situated near the emergency block, has now been brought under control. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The fire in the PC building, which does not have patients and mainly comprises doctors' rooms, but is situated near the emergency block, has now been brought under control. (Image: Special Arrangement)

X
19/ 29
 Officials said they received a call at around 4.50 p.m. informing them about the incident. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Officials said they received a call at around 4.50 p.m. informing them about the incident. (Image: Special Arrangement)

X
20/ 29
 A total of 39 fire tenders were pressed for service to douse the blaze, a senior fire service official said. (Image: Special Arrangement)

A total of 39 fire tenders were pressed for service to douse the blaze, a senior fire service official said. (Image: Special Arrangement)

X
21/ 29
 The fire is under control and the cooling process is underway. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The fire is under control and the cooling process is underway. (Image: Special Arrangement)

X
22/ 29
 Director of Delhi Fire Services Vipin Kental said the reason for the fire is yet not clear.

Director of Delhi Fire Services Vipin Kental said the reason for the fire is yet not clear. "Four to five people were inside the building at the time of the fire," Kental said while speaking to CNN News18. (Image: Special Arrangement)

X
23/ 29
 The fire broke out in the PC block of the hospital which is a no-patient area and mainly houses rooms of doctors and research labs. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The fire broke out in the PC block of the hospital which is a no-patient area and mainly houses rooms of doctors and research labs. (Image: Special Arrangement)

X
24/ 29
 The early reports suggest that a short circuit triggered the fire as some electrical work was going on in a lab for the past few days. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The early reports suggest that a short circuit triggered the fire as some electrical work was going on in a lab for the past few days. (Image: Special Arrangement)

X
25/ 29
 Smoke billows out from AIIMS building in New Delhi. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Smoke billows out from AIIMS building in New Delhi. (Image: Special Arrangement)

X
26/ 29
 Firefighters hope to bring the fire under control at AIIMS in New Delhi. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Firefighters hope to bring the fire under control at AIIMS in New Delhi. (Image: Special Arrangement)

X
27/ 29
 Smoke billows out from AIIMS building in New Delhi. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Smoke billows out from AIIMS building in New Delhi. (Image: Special Arrangement)

X
28/ 29
 However, images from the AIIMS suggest that patients are being shifted out. (Image: Special Arrangement)

However, images from the AIIMS suggest that patients are being shifted out. (Image: Special Arrangement)

X
29/ 29
 Smoke billows out from AIIMS building in New Delhi. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Smoke billows out from AIIMS building in New Delhi. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Top Galleries

Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results