Delhi: A thick wave of smoke could be seen coming out of Delhi’s All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences after a massive fire broke out around 16:50 pm on Saturday.

The fire broke out on the second floor in PC block near the emergency ward. Initially, 22 fire tenders were sent on the spot and later 12 more were sent bring the fire under control. Short circuit is said to be the reason behind the fire.

“At around 18:25 hours, fire was brought under control after continuous efforts and currently the cooling process is underway,” said Atul Garg, CFO, fire department.

Till now, no casualties have been reported. As a safety measure, the hospital has shut its emergency lab, the super-speciality OPD ward and the AB1 ward.

Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has also been admitted at the ICU of the cardio-neuro centre but has been housed in a different building in the complex. Several politicians have been making regular visits to see Jaitely.

Bhartendhu Sharma

A journalist by profession who has been into reporting from four years. Bhartendu Sharma has worked across all the three mediums -- Online, Print and Television. Previously, he has worked with PageScoop media (a Delhi-based website). Later, Bhartendu moved to Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, where he covered many national and International sports tournament. While at DC, he also went to Singapore to cover UFC bout.

Apart from that, he has covered Lok Sabha 2019 elections in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal while working for Tiranga TV. He has also reported on prominent cases of crime & courts during his stint with the TV channel which featured top journalists like Karan Thapar, Barkha Dutt.

Bhartendu loves traveling and capture world in his lens. In the past, he has also made few documentaries related to human interest.

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