Union Health Minister JP Naddanbsp;on Wednesdaynbsp;lashed out at Odisha hospital for failing to follow protocol which led to the death of 21 people innbsp;Tuesday’snbsp;blaze.
Nadda visited the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital based in Bhubaneshwar assured that all guilty will be punished.
quot;The hospital did not have safety clearance. The protocols accordingly should have been followed let the report come. All guilty should be punishedrdquo; Nadda said.
He further said that a fresh advisory will be given to all states so that such incidents do not take place in future.
The owner of hospital is likely to arrested for negligence and blatant violation of fire safety norms in the premises officials have said adding that out of the 568 fully operational private hospitals in the state only three corporate hospitals — in Bhubaneswar Cuttack and Puri — have fire safety certificates.
The name of SUM hospital did not figure in the list at all. It has no fire safety certificate the note showed.
The hospital also did not adhere to the 2013 audit on fire safety measures. It did not obtain any valid fire safety certificate said a senior fire service official.
The SUM Hospitals neither had a 25000 litre water tank nor a functional sprinkler system that could have been used to fight a fire on the premises.
Twenty one people were killed in the fire in the ICU of the Dialysis Ward of the SUM Hospitalnbsp;on Monday. Over 100 were injured.nbsp;