Damage inside a ward after a fire broke out in the LPS Institute of Cardiology in Kanpur on Sunday. (PTI)
According to hospital officials, two high-risk patients died but the deaths were “not caused by the fire”
OVER 140 patients were rescued after a fire broke out at the State-run LPS Institute of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in Swaroop Nagar here on Sunday morning, the Uttar Pradesh Government said. According to hospital officials, two high-risk patients died in the morning but the deaths were “not caused by the fire”. “Around 7.30 am, smoke was seen billowing out of a storeroom on the ground floor. The fire was subsequently doused and the patients were shifted to another building.
All the patients are safe,” Dr Vinay Krishna, Director of the hospital, told PTI. The deceased patients were Rasoolan Bi (80), a resident of Ghatampur who was suffering from acute respiratory problems, and Tek Chand of Hamirpur, who was put on ventilator support. About the deaths of the two patients, Krishna said, “Tek Chand died around 6.30 am, even before the fire broke out. Rasoolan Bi died later. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem.”