A massive fire broke out at the Metro Hospital in Sector 12 here on Thursday. There was, however, no casualty as the hospital management shifted the patients to its branch hospital nearby, in Sector 11.
The message was immediately flashed to the Fire Department, which rushed 12 fire tenders to the spot.
The Chief Fire Officer (CFO) said that the fire was brought under control within two hours.
Though the cause of the fire was not known, the officer told IANS that it caused the hospital lifts to stop and the staircases became inaccessible due to the smoke.
The window panes had to be smashed to pull out the people trapped inside.
Senior police officers supervised the rescue operation.
The fire damaged instruments, furniture and the accessories fitted in the hospital.