A fire outbreak yesterday razed the laboratory section of the Plateau State Specialist Hospital in Jos, the state capital.
The incident was said to have occurred as a result of an electrical fault in the laboratory, which affected the circuit box.
Our correspondent, who visited the scene of the incident, reports that the fire started around 2am but that no lives were lost.
A staff of the hospital said the fire outbreak destroyed several pieces of medical equipment and office appliances valued at millions of naira.
“The incident led to commotion among patients in the hospital, but we thank God no life was lost. The equipment destroyed by this fire are worth millions,” he said.
Efforts to reach the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Philemon Golwa, proved abortive.