Fire at Covid care unit at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri
A fire broke out at the Critical Care Unit of Covid Block at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital here on Friday morning, but patients or any staff member didn’t suffer injuries.
The fire was detected in the high flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) machine. Covid patients didn’t face uneasiness as adequate measures were taken immediately.
Sources said on duty staff immediately doused the fame and broke the window glasses of the unit to avoid suffocation.
There were seven patients admitted to the CCU at that time.
“An on duty nurse sounded out an alarm after an HFNO machine caught fire. Our staff immediately doused the flame. All patients have been shifted to another unit and none was injured in the incident,” said Sanjay Mallik, the superintendent of the medical college.