A fire has reportedly broken out in a building belonging to the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital.

Accordingly, a fire was reported in the ‘Methsiri Sevana’ building of the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital earlier today (11 Dec.).

Two fire engines were subsequently deployed from the Fire Brigade of the Anuradhapura Municipal Council to help extinguish the flames.

While immediate measures were taken to douse the fire and evacuate all patients who were within the premises, that the fire is still ablaze on the roof of the building.

The ‘Methsiri Sevana’ building, the Kidney Patients Relief Service, Welfare and Research Centre affiliated to the Anuradhapura General Hospital, was opened by former President Maithripala Sirisena in 2019, at a cost of Rs. 437 million utilizing the funds of the National Kidney Fund.