Seven injured in fire at Karachi’s govt hospital

KARACHI: (HRNW) Seven persons sustained burn injuries as a fire broke out in the emergency centre of Sindh Government Hospital Liaquatabad, media reported citing rescue sources.

As per reports, four people are critically injured with two of them being 100 percent burnt.

According to Bomb Disposal Squad, a short circuit triggered the fire in the emergency ward of Sindh Government Hospital Liaquatabad situated in a densely populated area of Karachi.

The injured persons were rushed to another hospital. The smoke filled the entire hospital, causing inconvenience for the patients and attendants.

Meanwhile, Caretaker Health Minister Saad Khalid Niaz visited the hospital and conceded that there is no fire extinguishing system and emergency exit in the building.

He said that seven employees of the hospital sustained burn injuries and four of them are in critical condition.

The caretaker health minister said that two persons sustained 100 percent burns, Health Minister. Saad Naz said that no patient of the hospital was affected by the fire

Meanwhile, Governor Sindh Kamran Tessori has taken notice of the incident and sought a report from Medical Superintendent of Sindh Government Hospital Liaquatabad.

Kamran Tessori also prayed for the speedy recovery of those who sustained injuries in the fire incident