The Metro Hospitals and Heart Institute in Noida Sector-12, where a fire broke out on Thursday, was functioning without a fire licence that expired over five months ago, officials said. "The hospital authorities had got a license from the fire department in March 2017, but they did not get it renewed from over five months," Gautam Budh Nagar Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Arun Kumar Singh .
Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate B N Singh Thursday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the fire incident at Metro Hospitals and Heart Institute in Noida. "I have ordered a magisterial probe into the incident. The city magistrate has been asked to submit his report within 15 days," Singh told PTI. According to authorities, more than 60 people were inside the hospital when the incident occurred. He said all were safe. "More than 40 patients have been shifted to Metro's another hospital," Singh said. Around 10 fire tenders were rushed to spot and the situation was brought under control, fire department officials said.