Tag: Commissionearate Police

Official death toll in SUM Hospital mishap pegged at 30

Bhubaneswar: The confusion prevailing over the death toll in the SUM Hospital fire mishap ended after government finally pegged thr figure at 30. Though almost a month has passed since the mishap happened, the State government was in a fix to assess the number of deaths due to the accident. As per the information obtained […]

SUM Hospital renewed license without Fire Safety Certificate!

Bhubaneswar: While the Odisha government is all set to take stringent action against SUM Hospital authorities for the tragic death of 21 patients in a major fire that broke out in the hospital in the night on October 17, an exclusive OTV report has established that the hospital authorities have renewed the hospital licence without […]

Locals stage demonstration demanding enhanced compensation

Bhubaneswar: Agitated locals today staged a demonstration in front of the SUM hospital here during the visit of the Union Health Minister J P Nadda demanding a compensation of Rs 15 lakh to the families of those killed in the hospital blaze. They were also demanding the arrest of the chairman of the trust that […]

Hundreds of nursing homes running without proper registration

Cuttack: While the SUM Hospital tragedy seems to have unearthed the violation of norms on safety by hospital authorities, it is startling to see that hundreds of hospitals across the state are operating by blatantly flouting the guidelines.

Lookout circular issued to nab SUM hospital owner Manoj Nayak

Bhubaneswar: The commissionerate police today issued a look out notice against Manoj Nayak, the owner of the SUM Hospital where 21 patients were killed after a deadly fire mishap. According to sources, the circular was issued against Manoj Nayak, his wife Saswati Das, both of whom are the trustees of the Shiksha O’ Anusandhan Charitable […]

PM sanctions Rs 2 lakh each for those killed in Odisha hospital fire

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sanctioned Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in the hospital blaze in Bhubaneshwar two days back, PMO said. He also sanctioned Rs 50,000 to each of those seriously injured from the PM’s National Relief Fund, the PMO added. Earlier on Monday, the […]

Only 3 of Odisha's 568 hospitals meet fire safety norm: NHRC

New Delhi: Only three of Odisha’s 568 hospitals have fire safety clearance, the National Human Rights Commission said today and issued a notice to the state government over the fire incident at a hospital in Bhubaneswar which has left 21 people dead so far. The Commission has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports that […]

Four SUM Hospital officials arrested for fire tragedy

Bhubaneswar: Medical Superintendent Pusparaj Samantasinghar was among the four officials of Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital who were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the fire tragedy that claimed 20 lives. The Commissionerate Police also arrested ex-Executive Engineer Amulya Kumar Sahu (electrical maintenance), Fire Safety Officer Santosh Das and retired Junior Engineer Malay […]