- Incident took place at Behrampur Medical College Hospital in West Bengal
- The fire broke out on the third floor of the building
- The woman killed has been identified as a caretaker for the children
"Two causalities were reported. Fire has been brought under control. There is no need for panic", Chief Medical Officer of Behrampur Medical College S Saha said.
Several patients, including children from a ward next to the site of the fire, have fallen ill because of smoke inhalation.
The fire was contained after almost three hours. Many patients are lying in the open with relatives holding saline bottles; some have been put up in in other wards.
The two women were killed in the stampede and smoke inhalation, according to initial reports.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has ordered an investigation into the reasons behind the incident. There have been reports that the lone staircase was too narrow and the emergency gate's keys could not be found in the melee.
A medical team has been rushed to Behrampore from Kolkata and neighbouring Malda district.