We have instituted an enquiry, and also asked for an electrical audit of entire GMCH complex, said GMCH Superintendent

Guwahati: A massive fire broke out at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Friday afternoon.

According to initial reports, the fire broke out in one of the HOD rooms. It was soon doused, and no casualty has been reported.

GMCH Superintendent Dr Abhijit Sarma said that an electrician was working when the fire started from a computer. The system and the nearby papers were burnt.

He said, “We have instituted an enquiry, and also asked for an electrical audit of entire GMCH complex, which I had already asked for around 3 months back.”

Dr Sarma added, “I am very happy with the security team, as our hydrant system is functioning properly and they were able to douse the fire with the fire extinguishers and water.”

The HOD rooms are away from OPDs and patient care facility, hence, no patients were affected by the fire.

Speaking about the damages, GMCH Superintendent said, The electrical team will carry the assessment and repairs will be undertaken.

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