Tt least seven people, including two nurses, were injured in a fire at Mugda General Hospital in the capital city Dhaka.
Enayet Hossain, deputy assistant director of Fire Service, confirmed it.
He said the fire originated at 12.30pm at the catheterization lab and later the fire spread to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital.
Fire service officials said seven units of fire service put out the blaze at around 1pm.
The injured people were identified as Shahina Akhter (40), ICU nurse in-charge of the hospital, Monica Perera (40), nurse in-charge of the cath lab, Nurse Rumi Khatun (31), vaccine recipient Saidur Rahman (25), technician Zahirul Haque Majumder (45), ward boys -Nazmul Hasan (21) and Omar Farooq (25).
They were rushed to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery.
According to Ayub Hossain, resident surgeon of the emergency unit of the burn institute, four of them suffered burns in the fire.
We shifted the other three, who sustained injuries on head and body, to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, he added.
Dr Shoman Aniruddha, an anesthesiologist of Mugda General Hospital said, “We used to treat COVID-19 patients in that ICU unit. Now as the infection has subsided, it was being prepared to admit the non-Covid patients there from Sunday.”
The fire started from the cath lab and later spread to the ICU. The burnt and injured people have been hospitalized, he added.