Tag: Fire Safety

Odisha govt to get strict on fire safety guidelines
Odisha govt to get strict on fire safety guidelines

The DG has laid emphasis on fire safety audit of installations of hotels, lodgings and guest houses, all educational buildings above 12 metres or built up areas above 1000 square metres, cinema halls, multiplex, all clinical establishments above 12 metres or more than 3 floors.

Sun Hospital Fire: Locals Recount Horror, 11 Patients Evacuated, Inquiry Ordered

Cuttack: Panic gripped patients and local residents after a major fire broke out in Sun Hospital, a private multi-speciality hospital at the Biju Patnaik chhak in Cuttack on Monday. Recounting the horror in the neighbourhood, Sritam Das, a local resident said, “I was at home when I noticed smoke billowing out of the hospital. This […]

Opinion: Fire Safety Requires Constant Monitoring
Opinion: Fire Safety Requires Constant Monitoring

By Sandeep Sahu It’s a real shocker! After what happened at the SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar on October 18, 2016, it is preposterous that a major hospital in a premiere city like Cuttack was allowed to operate without a fire safety license!! When there is a fire mishap elsewhere, the people affected are rushed to […]

Malls get two months to ensure implementation of fire safety norms

Bhubaneswar: The fire services directorate has issued notices to as many as eight shopping malls in the city to comply with fire safety norms within two months. The move comes following surprise checks by the department on several malls in the city after a fire mishap at a shopping mall near Damana square on January […]

Step up fire safety measures, govt tells technical institutes

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the devastating fire in the SUM Hospital, the Odisha government has decided to strengthen fire safety measures in all technical education institutes and skill development centres in the state. In a letter to the Vice Chancellors of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) and Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology […]

Orissa High Court
PIL for fire safety audit of high-rise buildings in Odisha

Cuttack: In the wake of the deadly fire tragedy in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, an activist today moved the Orissa High Court, seeking judicial intervention for fire safety audit in all high-rise commercial establishments in the state. “The petitioner has urged that the respondents should ensure that proper fire fighting measures are in place […]

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 […]