Second fire reported at Johor's Sultanah Aminah Hospital

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A second fire is believed to have occurred at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) in Johor Baru, this time at the operation theatre in its emergency and trauma ward.

Hospital staff wearing a blue-coloured uniforms as well as patients were seen rushing out of the trauma ward.

According to a volunteer, smoke was seen coming out of the operation room located in the first floor of the building.

A fire engine was seen entering the hospital grounds and hospital staff, patients, and public were asked to evacuate the area.

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This is the second time that a fire has happened at HSA in the space of two days.

It is believed that it was a small fire and the situation is now under control.

At least 6 killed in fire at Johor Baru hospital

  • At least six patients have been killed in a fire that broke out at the intensive care unit of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Baru.
  • Many of the patients were evacuated to other wards after the fire broke out at the building's top floor
  • Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Sulaiman Salleh said the victims were all patients warded at the ICU, located on the second flood of the hospital's main building.
  • "We are in the midst of putting out all the smoke from the building and once it is cleared, then the authorities will be able to know the exact number of victims," he said when met at the scene here.
  • It is understood that patients in the maternity ward, including some who had just given birth, were evacuated safely.

Another fire broke out at the hospital on Monday morning, killing six patients at the hospital's intensive care unit.

It took two hours for firefighters to put out the blaze, which early investigations showed was caused by faulty wiring that led to a short circuit on the third floor of the hospital.

The Sultanah Aminah Hospital is one of Malaysia's busiest with 294 patients and 193 employees.