Fire at hospital in Delhi's Rohini, patient dies after losing oxygen support
A 64-year-old patient died at a hospital in Delhi's Rohini area in the early hours of Saturday after his oxygen support was disrupted due to a fire at the facility, officials said.
The information regarding the fire was received around 5 am, following which the local police reached the spot and called fire tenders, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) Pranav Tayal said.
All were safely rescued except one patient, who was admitted to the ICU and on a ventilator support, the DCP said.
No operational fire fighting system was found in place and the fire exit door was found locked/blocked, they said.
A case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 285 (negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible matter), 287 (negligent conduct with respect to machinery), and 304A (causing death by negligence) is being registered in this regard at the Vijay Vihar police station, the DCP said.
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