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Fire breaks out in Post Graduate Institute of Paediatric Sciences

BRIEFS: By the time Three fire tenders reached the spot, hospital employees had controlled the blaze using fire extinguishers

By The Telegraph in Calcutta
  • Published 26.02.20, 2:44 AM
  • Updated 26.02.20, 2:44 AM
  • 2 mins read
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Dr B.C Roy Hospital Picture: Souvik Dey

A fire broke out in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of the Post Graduate Institute of Paediatric Sciences in Phoolbagan on Tuesday afternoon. “We had to shift 19 newborns from NICU, on the second floor of the Annexe building, to another place as smoke filled the room,” said Sanat Kumar Ghosh, the principal of the state’s only referral paediatric hospital. Three fire tenders reached the spot. By the time they reached the spot, hospital employees had controlled the blaze using fire extinguishers. “An electrical short circuit in a C-PAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) gadget, which was being used for a newborn inside NICU, seems to have caused the fire,” an official in the fire and emergency services department said.

Parents arrested

A woman in her 20s has alleged that her parents and relatives have allegedly been forcing her into prostitution. Based on her complaint, police arrested the woman’s parents on Tuesday and charged them with sections of rape, immoral trafficking, criminal conspiracy.

Examinee ill

A student of Naktala High School took ill while writing Madhyamik at Kendua Mahendranath High School in Patuli on Tuesday. Shib Shankar Pal started vomiting and was taken to hospital by officers of Patuli police station. He was given medicines and taken back to the exam centre to finish his paper.

Convocation

Colleges and universities are facing great challenges and the sight of a degree holder without gainful employment is a frightening spectacle that is frequently witnessed these days, governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said in his convocation address at the West Bengal State University, Barasat. Dhankhar said as chancellor of the university he was trying to secure healthy practices and seamless working. The friction between Raj Bhavan and the government is stressful for the universities and he was trying his best to neutralise it, Dhankhar said.

Belur celebration

Monks and devotees celebrated the 185th birth tithi of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa at Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, on Tuesday.

Cop help for ill student

A student of Naktala High School took ill while writing Madhyamik at Kendua Mahendranath High School in Patuli on Tuesday. Shib Shankar Pal started vomiting and was taken to hospital by officers of Patuli police station. He was given medicines and brought back to the exam centre to finish his paper.

Pedestrian killed

A 40-year-old woman died after being run over by a private bus on Monday night. Residents blocked the intersection of BK Paul Avenue and Rabindra Sarani.

Purnima Pradhan was declared dead at RG Kar hospital. The bus driver fled.