Rourkela: Following the fire tragedy in Sum Hospital tragedy that took 27 lives, medical authorities of Sundargarh district have served notices to as many as nineteen private hospitals of the district to take fire prevention measures in their establishments.
The notice informed that a team would inspect their units and take stock of the situation.
Sources said Sundargarh district administration had directed the Chief District Medical Officer, Sundargarh and Chief Medical Officer of Rourkela Government Hospital to take stock of the situation in the hospitals and other clinical establishments of the district.
Accordingly, CMO Rourkela has served notices to as many as seventeen hospitals and other clinical establishments of and CDMO Sundargarh has served notice to two hospitals of the district, under their jurisdiction.
The leading hospitals of Rourkela city, which received this notice have been identified as Shanti Memorial Hospital, Rajasthan Seva Sadan, Sudha Nursing Home, Ray hospital, Super Specialty Hospital, Sai Laparoscopy Hospital, Vesaj Patel Hospital, Astha Mother and Child care, Lifeline, Hi-tech medical college and hospital, ABM Nursing Home, KTH hospital, Suraj Hospital, Health Care Hospital, Super Hospital , Om Appolo Hospital & Lions Eye Hospital.
Besides, as many as forty more clinical establishments, which are not registered under the Clinical Establishment Act, have been advised to obtain the registration at the earliest.
“As many as seventeen registered hospitals of Rourkela have been issued the notice to comply the fire safety norms,” said R.C.Behera, CMO, Rourkela.
“A technical team, comprising of fire and electricity experts will inspect the hospitals and submit a report, after which decision will be taken on the fate of the hospitals” Behera added.
According to sources, none of these nineteen hospitals have fire safety certificates.