However, all patients were taken to safe area as hospital authorities took prompt actions and informed fire brigade officials who claimed that the condition was under control within 30 minutes.
Smoke engulfed the emergency ward of the endocrinology department on Wednesday morning. State's junior Health Minister Chadrima Bhattacharyya visited SSKM hospital following the fire accident and claimed, "everything is under control."
No casualties and major damages have been reported yet. Though Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is yet to comment on the issue.