Bhubaneswar: The recent fire mishap at a COVID-19 hospital in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad that claimed eight lives has prompted Odisha government to beef up fire preparedness at all its COVID-19 hospitals and COVID care centres.
Taking to twitter, the Director General of Odisha Fire Services, Satyajit Mohanty on Thursday directed all the Deputy Fire Officers and Assistant Fire Officers to do the fire safety audit and submit their recommendations within 24 hours.
We have directed our Asst Fire Officers & Dy Fire Officers to visit the covid hospitals & covid care centres under their respective jurisdictions, review the fire safety measures and deficiencies, if any, advise the authorities on taking proper measures.
— DG Fire Services, Odisha (@DGFS_HGs_CD) August 6, 2020
“In view of a tragic fire accident in Shrey Hospital (Covid-19 Hospital) located in Navarangpura area, Ahmedabad on 06.08.2020, it was instructed by Dr. Satyajit Mohanty, D.G, Fire Service to the Dy. Fire Officers and Asst. Fire Officer of Odisha Fire Service to visit all the Covid Care Hospitals and Covid Care Centres under their respective jurisdiction, to do the fire safety audit and to advise the in-charge of the Covid Care Hospitals and Covid Care Centres to take fire prevention and fire safety measures to avoid any fire mishaps,” a press note released by the Directorate of Fire Services read.
The press note further intimated that more than 150 Covid Care Hospitals and Covid Care Centres are functioning in the state and they are all disinfected by the Fire Service personnel on regular basis using fire service appliances.
(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)