Some of the newborns saved from the blaze in New Delhi Image Credit: ANI

New Delhi: Twenty newly born babies were rescued safely after a fire broke out at a children’s hospital in Delhi, said a fire department official on Friday, adding that no casualty was reported.

The fire broke out on Thursday night. According to Atul Garg, the Director of Delhi Fire Service, a call regarding the blaze at New Born Child Hospital in Vaishali Colony was received around 1:35am.

“Total nine fire units were rushed to the hospital. All the newborn children, a total of 20, were saved/rescued by DFS and shifted to nearby hospital,” said Garg.

The official said that the fire broke out in a shop in the basement of the building, which comprised basement, ground plus three storeys and hospital on the first floor.

Officials said 13 newborns were shifted to Arya hospital Janakpuri, two to Dwarka Mor in New born child hospital and two to JK hospital in Janakpuri while three babies were discharged from the New born child hospital, Vaishali.