FIR against SUM hospital authority

Private Health Establishments To Remain Close On Nov 1

Bhubaneswar: The private clinical establishments in Odisha will remain closed on Tuesday as the All Odisha Private Medical Establishment Forum (AOPMEF) has resorted to strike protesting against the state government’s dilly-dallying attitude for registration and renewal of health facilities.

AOPMEF said they would not treat any outdoor patients from 6 am on Tuesday to 6 am on Wednesday.

Besides, the clinical laboratories will also join the protest and not go for any tests.

Forum’s president Dr Ajoy Kumar Mishra said while the state has 1,777 clinical establishments, the registration of 1,551 units are yet to be renewed.

He blamed the state government for imposing an old fire safety regulation on the clinical establishments.

The forum members said it is difficult for the old health facilities to comply with the guideline of National Building Code of India (NBCI) as insisted by the fire officials for no objection certificate.

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