Recently an unfortunate fire mishap took place in a COVID hospital at Ahmadabad, Gujarat in which eight patients lost their life. Therefore the State Government is conducting a fire safety audit of the COVID hospital to ensure that no such adverse incident to be happening here in future.
The State has around 40 COVID treatment hospitals, 178 COVID Care Centres and about 500 COVID Care homes for the coronavirus patients. Satyajit Mohanty, DG Fire safety has designated assistants and deputy fire officers to visit and examine the fire safety arrangements at every COVID hospitals in the State.
If in case they find out that the authorities do not obey proper fire safety then the officers will take necessary steps and make sure that the hospitals and COVID care centres officials should mandatorily implement the required fire safety arrangements.
As per the sources, many COVID hospitals do not have proper safety guidelines, and the administration should take relevant measures. So all the local fire services are asked to inspect the hospitals and care centres to follow the rules.
The rise is high in those hospitals where the infected Coronavirus patients are admitted for the treatment. So the COVID centres must follow the fire guidelines. After the inspections, officers are asked to submit the report of fire safety audit & suggestions to enhance the insufficiencies if there is within 24 hours near the in charge of the COVID centres.
Even Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condemned Gujarat’s tragic accident “Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the fire accident in a COVID hospital in Ahmedabad. Wish the bereaved families have the courage to overcome the irreparable loss and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured” he tweeted.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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