Close shave for 26 babies as fire breaks out in hospital

Twenty-six new born babies had a miraculous escape early this morning when a fire broke out in the special care unit at the Jorhat Medical College.

Hospital authorities said the fire broke out in the special care unit for new born babies at around 3 AM. Patients and attendants in the hospital raised an alarm and the babies were immediately shifted to a separate ward.

The fire has been blamed on a short circuit in a machine in the radial warmer unit

Principal of Jorhat Medical College and Hospital Dr Dhurbajyoti Borah said an inquiry has instituted to find the reason behind the short circuit.

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