Showcause Notice Issued To SUM Hospital

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has issued a show cause notice to  SUM Hospital asking it to explain why its clinical license should not be canceled, said an official on Thursday.

The Khurdha district administration on Wednesday issued a show-cause notice asking why the hospital shouldn’t be pulled down for lack of fire safety measures, which led to the death of  21 persons so far.

The state government on February 28 last year had asked the district administrations not to register any hospital or renew their license if they don’t produce fire safety clearance certificate.

Interestingly, the same district administration had renewed its license in July this year even though the SUM Hospital doesn’t have fire safety clearance since 2013.

The Khurdha district collector has renewed the registration certificate to operate the hospital on July 7, 2016.

The certificate of fresh registration shall be valid from April 6, 2016, to April 5, 2018, said the collector’s letter.

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