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AIIMS fully functional, FIR filed for negligence

Millennium Post 2019-08-19 00:03:47

AIIMS fully functional, FIR filed for negligence

NEW DELHI: A day after a fire broke out on its premises, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was fully functional on Sunday and all patients, who were shifted out as a precautionary measure, were taken back to their respective wards, hospital authorities said. A First Information Report (FIR) has been filed against unknown people over alleged negligence, which led to a fire at AIIMS, Delhi Police said.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan reviewed the situation at the premier hospital, a statement from the hospital said.

The AIIMS administration has initiated an internal inquiry to look into the cause of the fire and further strengthen preventive measure, the statement added.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday also visited the AIIMS to take stock of the situation. "Visited AIIMS where fire incident took place Saturday. Fortunately, no was life lost due to swift action taken by AIIMS authorities. Delhi Fire Service personnel worked hard to bring fire under control. Investigations going on to ascertain reasons of fire," the Delhi CM tweeted.

On Saturday evening, a major fire broke out on the second floor of the teaching block at AIIMS.