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A bomb hoax at a private hospital in Noida triggered massive panic and prompted the quick deployment of police personnel and bomb-disposal squads at the spot, officials said on Thursday.
“A person had called on the landline number of Kailash Hospital in Sector-27 and said there was a bomb in the building's basement,” a police officer said.
“Police personnel, bomb-disposal squads, dog squads and fire tenders had reached the hospital immediately, and we checked the building for any suspicious item. It turned out to be a hoax call,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Noida, Ranvijay Singh said.
Meanwhile, an investigation was launched into the matter, and efforts are on to track the caller.
Kailash Hospital in Noida is part of a healthcare chain owned by BJP leader and Gautam Buddh Nagar MP Mahesh Sharma. (PTI)