Friday, 24 March 2017

Fire Safety in Hospitals

In  requested to get fire safety audit conducted immediately of all public health facilities beginning with District hospitals and medical colleges by appropriate government bodies or authorized enlisted agencies. They have also been advised that hospital staff must also be trained in safety protocol and emergency response and management. As health is a State subject, information regarding installation of fire safety equipments and number of fire incidents in the Hospital is not maintained centrally. 
As far as Central Government Hospitals in Delhi viz. Safdarjung Hospital, Dr. RML Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals are concerned, there are no reports of major fire incidents in Safdarjung and Lady Haringe Medical College (LHMC) & Associated Hospitals. However, two fire incidents took place in (i) New OT on 20.8.2016 and (ii) Microbiology Department on 24.1.2017 in Dr. RML Hospital. No loss of life has been reported due to these fire incidents.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), ShFaggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.


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