Panic struck at the Government Wenlock Hospital for a brief period following a fire at the CT scan center on Friday. The fire was noticed just as the Medical Education Minister Sharan Prakash Patil and Health Minister U. T. Khader arrived at the hospital.
Due to short circuit in the air-conditioner wiring, fire caught up in the CT scan room.
The hospital’s safety officers swung into action and soon extinguished the fire. Thick smoke engulfed the CT scan room. A fire engine was also pressed into action.
Luckily, the fire did not spread to the CT scanner or other equipment’s. Except for the AC which was burnt, no major damage or injuries were reported.