Fire erupts at Children Hospital: store gutted

LAHORE – A fire erupted in a pharmacy store situated at third floor of Children Hospital here in the wee hours of Saturday,said Rescue 1122 officials.

On getting information, seven vehicles of Rescue 1122 reached the spot and brought blaze under control after hectic efforts .  All stock of medicines worth million of rupees was burnt to ashes. However , no loss of life was reported.The cause behind the fire could not be determined yet,said Rescue-1122.  The police concerned also reached there and started investigation.

Meanwhile,Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz directed secretary health to submit a detailed report of the incident, while he urged the authorities to find culprits behind the incident.

Investigation of fire to be conducted: secretary health

Punjab Secretary Health Ali Jan Khan, during his visit to the Children Hospital on Saturday,

said a thorough investigation of the fire incident would be conducted.  He said the Rescue 1122 officials gave a detailed briefing regarding the cooling process to control  the fire that broke out in the outdoor at the third floor.

He said the authorities were evaluating the estimate of medical equipments and medicines  burnt in the fire, adding that a complete report would be presented to Chief Minister  Hamza Shahbaz. Additional Secretaries Technical Dr Asim Altaf, Dr Hafiz Shahid Latif and rescue officials  were also present on the occasion.


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