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Fire reported at PGI Cikini hospital ward

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 4, 2018   /   03:32 pm
Fire reported at PGI Cikini hospital ward People are seen at the entrance of PGI Cikini Hospital in Cikini, Central Jakarta, on Sept. 4. (kompas.com/David Oliver Purba)

Patients fled as the pathology ward on the third floor of PGI Cikini Hospital in Menteng district, Central Jakarta, suffered a fire on Tuesday morning.

The fire reportedly began at 9:05 a.m. as patients were evacuated to the hospital courtyard, and four firefighting units were dispatched to tackle the fire.

“The fire grew bigger by the time we arrived,” said Central Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency officer Ahmad Syaif Kahfi on Tuesday as reported by kompas.com.

By 10:37 a.m., the fire was extinguished, the building had cooled down and several patients were returned to the hospital.

Ahmad reported that some medical equipment had been damaged but there were no casualties. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

“It’s safe now. Fortunately, it was an outpatient ward,” he said, implying there were no bed-bound patients at the point of origin. (nor)