The fire broke out at the teaching block of the hospital forcing evacuation and affecting the emergency department, though no one was injured in the incident.
The building was emptied when the blaze started at around 5pm on Saturday. The incident took place due to a short circuit. The fire broke out at the teaching block of the AIIMS, destroying samples and medical reports and forcing evacuation of some patients, though no one was injured.
Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is undergoing treatment at the AIIMS hospital, but he is admitted in a different building.
Dark plumes of smoke were seen billowing out from top of the premier health institute. A Delhi Fire Services official said that they received a call of fire in the PC and Teaching Block of the hospital at around 5 PM and 34 fire tenders were immediately dispatched to contain it.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Delhi has tweeted, “The fire in AIIMS building will be brought under control at the earliest. Fire service trying it’s best to extinguish the fire. I appeal to everyone to maintain calm and allow the fire services personnel to do their work.”