Fire broke out in the ICU allotted for corona patients on the third floor of the new building of Dhaka Medical College (DMC) Hospital. The hospital’s director, Brigadier General Nazmul Haque, said three patients had died during the transfer from the ICU. None of the dead patients were burned, he said.
The blaze broke out around 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17.
Upon receiving the news of the fire, three units of the fire service came to the spot and brought the fire under control. Arrangements have been made to break the windows of the ICU due to heavy smoke. However, two patients in the ICU were rescued.
The names and identities of the three deceased are not yet known.
Director Nazmul Haque said smoke came out after the fire broke out in the ICU. Hospital officials and staff evacuated the patients. They were being transferred to another ICU at the hospital. Three of the patients died at the time. However, none of them were burnt in the fire.
News Room, March 17,2021