Patients were returned to the Gozo General Hospital after they had evacuated on Sunday evening due to a fire which broke out in an IT room.
The fire was controlled by the Civil Protection Department, with no injuries being reported due to the incidents.
Times of Malta reported that the fire broke out at around 9pm, with 59 patients having to be evacuated.
With five fire tenders deployed by the CPD, the fire was found to have broken out from the IT room of one of the hospital wards. Despite the fire being contained to the room, smoke spread to a number of wards and rooms in the adjacent and hospital corridors.
Minister for Active Ageing Jo Etienne Abela kept the public updated as he established continuous contact with the hospital administration. He went on to thank the front line workers who made sure that no casualties or injuries had taken place.