In the eight-storey building of SN Medical College, the lives of patients, attendants and staff remained in breath for 50 minutes. Three thousand people were trapped here. These included patients, attendants and hospital staff. The eight-storey building houses surgery department, orthopedics department, ENT diseases department, pathology lab, ultrasound center. 358 patients were admitted in these departments, rest 1500 were attendants, 650 staff-staff and pathology lab-ultrasound patients.
The smoke was completely spread in the eight-storey building from 12.30 am to 1:10 pm. After taking out the patient, the attendants, the doctor and the staff came out the last. For these 50 minutes, everyone’s life remained in breath, even after coming out, these people were seen in panic.
Operations of about five patients were going on in the surgery department in the afternoon. In this, operations were going on in the OT of patients of bone, stomach disease and ENT department. There was panic when the doctors looked outside the OT after screaming outside. After this the senior doctors asked the juniors to take the patients out of the ward. The windows of the OT and the adjoining ward began to open.
Dinesh Chandra of Firozabad told that there was a smell of burning, on seeing the smoke started filling the ward. Due to this the patient started coughing. He suffocated, when he came out on this and saw that there was chaos. Then the nurse came and said, there is a fire. Run down with the patient. On hearing this, taking the patient in his lap, he ran downstairs.
There was an atmosphere of chaos in the eight-storey building of SN for about an hour. When the smoke filled, the attendants could barely bring their patients out on their laps, backs and supports. Rambagh resident Renu Devi told that my relative has undergone spinal surgery. He was admitted on the fourth floor. I was talking to the patient on the bed, when the nurse spoke about the fire, my hands and feet went numb after hearing this. As soon as the patient was carried on his back, he was taken out of the building.