Huge fire at Calcutta Medical College and Hospital


A fire broke out at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday. Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee said that no one was injured in the fire.

The fire reportedly broke out at the Department of Pharmacy early this morning. Officials said that they expected the fire to be doused soon as it was under control now. Meanwhile, authorities have started shifting the oxygen cylinders out of the hospital.

At least 10 fire tenders had to be rushed to the spot. “The blaze broke out at a medical store in the ground floor of the MCH building at around 7.58 a.m. The reason behind the blaze is yet to be ascertained,” a fire official was quoted by news agency IANS.

Mayor Shovon Chattopadhyay, as reported by PTI, said, “I have been told that patients have been evacuated. We are looking into the incident.” Senior officials from Kolkata Police, Fire Department and West Bengal Disaster Managment also reached the spot.

According to Jayanta Das, supervisor of the affected building, around 150 patients from different departments were rescued.

Last month, a a similar fire at caused huge damage at Kolkata’s famous Bagree market, located in congested Canning Street.