Massive fire broke out in Metro Hospitals and Heart Institute in Noida on Thursday, trapping several people inside the building.
Fire engines have reached the spot and rescue operations are currently underway. Several patients and their families were trapped inside and windows were broken to get to them out safely.
Four fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the situation is “now under control”, Vaibhav Krishna, senior superintendent of police, Gautam Buddha Nagar told PTI.
There were no immediate reports of any casualties, officials said.
Thick smoke could be seen billowing out of the building in Noida Sector 12.
Patients were shifted to a nearby multispecialty hospital run by the Metro group.
The heart institute, which is run by the Metro Hospitals Group, was established in 1997 and has 110 beds. A 207-bed multispecialty hospital belonging to the same group is located less than 200 metres away from the institute.
The fire broke out on the first floor of the hospital, and it was soon filled with smoke. The cause of the fire is yet to be known.