Breaking news … A fire broke out as a result of a patient hospitalized in the psychiatry service of the Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital in Ankara, setting his bed on fire. While the person who started the fire was injured, 5 patients were affected by smoke. Fire extinguished by firefighters
A fire broke out at around 00.30 in the building where coronavirus and psychiatric patients of Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, located in Altındağ district, were staying. The fire that started as a result of a patient who was hospitalized in the psychiatry clinic on the 1st floor in F Block set his bed on fire, soon got bigger. Other floors of the building were also filled with smoke.
After the fire alarm was activated, many firefighters, UMKE, health and police teams were sent to the hospital. Firefighters evacuated patients trapped in the building. While the person who set his bed on fire was injured in the fire, it was determined that 5 of the patients in the building were affected by smoke. While the patients affected by smoke were taken to the Emergency Department on stretchers, other patients were also taken to polyclinics.
The fire was taken under control in a short time with the intervention of the fire department. Firefighters did cooling work in the building for a while. According to the news of DHA; healthcare workers rolled out patients waiting in the hospital garden with the possibility that there was a patient staying inside.
EXPLANATION FROM THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH
In the statement made by the Ministry of Health regarding the fire, “A fire started as a result of burning the bed of a patient in the psychiatry service of Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital. Our patients who were on the floor due to the fire were transferred to other clinics in the hospital. There was no injured or loss of life. Our hospital continues to serve uninterruptedly. “