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SUM Hospital fire: Three witnesses depose before RDC

Cuttack: The Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Central, today recorded the statement of three witnesses in connection with the tragic fire in SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar on October 17 in which 31 patients were killed. “We had sent notices to 20 witnesses to depose of which only three witnesses turned up. The information which I have […]

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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 […]

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SUM Hospital tragedy: Audit team set up to inspect hospitals

Bhubaneswar: After the SUM hospital tragedy, the Khurda district administration has set up an audit team to inspect all the private and government hospitals in the district. According to sources, the team will review the fire safety arrangements in all these hospitals and check whether the guidelines of the clinical establishment act are being followed […]

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Land of SUM Hospital was approved for Engineering college!

Bhubaneswar: While on one hand the death toll due to the SUM Hospital fire continues to rise, on the other the murky affairs of the hospital and its authorities are coming to fore. In yet another such instance, it is learnt that the land on which the hospital has been built was originally approved for […]

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SUM Hospital’s multi-storey premises built sans permission

Bhubaneswar: More and more instances of violation are surfacing against SUM Hospital where 24 persons died after a deadly fire broke out on 17th October. As per the Bhubaneswar Development Authority, the multi-storey building in which SUM hospital is operating has been built without the permission of the civic body. Also Read: SUM hospital fire […]

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Focus on monetary transactions of SOA Charitable Trust: DGP

Bhubaneswar: With the SDJM Court, Bhubaneswar rejecting the bail plea of SUM Hospital owner Manoj Nayak today and allowing the commissionerate police to take him on two-day remand from tomorrow, the next step of the police will be to probe into the monetary transactions of the Shiksha O’ Anusandhan (SOA) Charitable Trust. Talking to OTV […]

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86% of hospitals in Bhubaneswar running sans valid registration

Bhubaneswar: As hospitals are under scanner following SUM Hospital fire mishap more and more establishments are found to be operating without valid registration. In the capital city Bhubaneswar, out of 208 hospitals and nursing homes, as many as 180 are operating with lapsed registration. The DMET data shows that despite lapse in tenure of registration […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘SUM Hospital authorities had ignored FS recommendations’

Bhubaneswar: The SUM Hospital authorities had ignored the recommendations of the Fire Services (FS) department on fire safety measures, said DG, Fire Services Binay Behera today. Briefing media persons after submitting his report to Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi on SUM Hospital fire mishap, at a review meeting at the State Secretariat here in the […]

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Troubles piling up for Odisha Health minister

Bhubaneswar: Troubles continue to mount on Odisha Health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak as the SUM Hospital fire mishap has added to his litany of woes. Eyebrows are being raised on his capabilities following a series of failures in healthcare services in State ranging from infant deaths in Cuttack Sishu Bhavan, Japanese Encephalitis deaths, Nagada malnutrition […]

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Fire mishap: Odisha govt files FIRs against hospital

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today filed two FIRs alleging negligence in conduct and safety against a private hospital where a major fire broke out killing 20 people, while administrative inquiries into the mishap have begun. Two separate FIRs have been lodged by Joint Director of the Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) Umakanta Satpathy and […]

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Nitish condoles Odisha hospital tragedy

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today condoled the death of 20 people in a major fire at a hospital in Bhubneshwar in neighbouring Odisha. The Bihar CM said in a statement here that the state stood solidly with Odisha in this hour of calamity. He prayed to the Almighty to provide strength to the […]

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Fire mishap: Gutted hospital portions sealed ahead of probe

Bhubaneswar: A day after a major fire at a hospital here claimed 20 lives, the gutted portions of the private medical facility were sealed today ahead of a probe as the Odisha government made preparations for the treatment of the injured who have been shifted to other hospitals. While 20 deaths were officially confirmed, authorities […]

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Raje, Gehlot condole loss of lives in Bhubaneswar fire tragedy

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot today condoled the deaths of the victims of the fire tragedy in a Bhubaneswar hospital. “Shocked to learn of the hospital fire tragedy in #Bhubaneswar. My heartfelt condolences to those who lost their loved ones (sic),” Raje tweeted. Gehlot also took to the […]

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Hospital fire: Survivors thank luck, but critical patients perish

Bhubaneswar: 26-year-old Baina Behera was undergoing dialysis last evening when suddenly flames from a fire ripped through the first floor of the private Sum hospital here. Today, Behera considers himself fortunate to be alive, recalling how he asked the doctor to stop the dialysis and broke a window pane without waiting for any help and […]

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Fire breaks out in SUM Hospital; 22 dead, several injured

Bhubaneswar: A major fire broke out in SUM Hospital in Bhubanswar leaving 22 patients dead and many injured. Latest reports revealed that while 14 dead bodies were received at the Capital hospital, 8 more deaths were reported from Amri hospital where the patients were shifted. Many were also reportedly taken ill suffering from asphyxiation. As […]