A major fire broke out at department of pharmacy in Calcutta Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday morning.
The incident took place at around 8am on the ground floor of the hospital.
At least ten fire engines were pressed into service after the fire was noticed at around 8am in the building of the hospital, the oldest institute of western medicine in the country, located on College Street.
Thick smoke reportedly engulfed the building and the patients reportedly jumped out of the windows to save themselves.
According to reports, at least 250 people have been evacuated and they are being shifted to different blocks.
Apart from the firefighters and the police, West Bengal’s disaster management authority officials have also reached the medical college.