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Deficiencies in safety norms unearthed

Hospitals in Hyderabad are potential death traps


Almost all hospitals and nursing homes in the twin cities are potential death traps for in-patients, outpatients and their attendants. This inconvenient truth came out during an inspection of nearly 132 hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare units by the Fire Prevention Wing of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation between February 22 to 28.

The inspections were conducted in the wake of the major fire accident at Park Hospital in Somajiguda and a few other hospitals in the State Capital. The fire safety measures have four parameters viz., means of access to approach road, open spaces, means of escape, ie., external staircase and fire fighting equipment. The inspection team found cent percent deficiencies in all the four parameters in the 132 hospitals. A report on the same was submitted to GHMC Commissioner for action.

Hyderabad District Medical and Health officer head Jaya Kumari said the DM&HO had slapped notices on these hospitals and nursing homes. The building owners and hospital management have been directed to rectify the deficiencies within 60 days. After two months, the buildings will be reviewed by Fire Protection wing and if no corrective action was taken by then, legal proceedings would be taken up against them under the Andhra Pradesh Fire Services Act 1999.

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