Two Gurgaon govt hospitals have no fire safety papers, several discrepancies found
Civil hospital and sector 10 hospital -- are yet to obtain a No objection certificate (NOC) because of the discrepancies in safety standards of the hospitalsgurgaon Updated: Jul 17, 2017 23:27 IST
Days after a fire broke out a private hospital, officials of the fire department said two public hospitals -- Civil hospital and sector 10 hospital -- are yet to obtain a No objection certificate (NOC) because of the discrepancies in safety standards of the hospitals
Officials said both the hospitals had submitted an application for procuring an NOC, but subsequent inspections revealed discrepancies in safety standards of the hospitals, which are yet to be rectified.
“Both the hospitals had applied for a fire NOC, but were rejected after consequent inspections found discrepancies in basic safety standards. The Civil hospital has breaches in the pipeline connected to the main water tank and there are technical issues with two water pumps as well. The sector 10 hospital’s construction drawing approval is also awaited… Once these criterions are fulfilled, we will issue the NoC’s following fresh round of inspections,” IS Kashyap, fire safety officer of Haryana Fire and Emergency services said.
However, Principal Medical Officer, Kanta Goel was unavailable for comment.
Both the hospitals have been without a Fire NOC since March 2016. The health department applied for NOC’s of the hospitals in December 2016.
A Hindustan Times report in March had highlighted that health department officials were revamping the fire safety standards in the Civil Hospital and procured 16 fire extinguishers for meeting the regulations to obtain an NOC.
Without the fire NOC’s, lives of nearly four thousand people who visit the Civil Hospital and the sector 10 hospital are at risk.
Two people had suffered minor injuries after a fire had broken out at the Sheetla Hospital on New Railway road on Friday suspected to be caused by a short circuit in the Air Conditioning unit. Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh has ordered an inquiry in the matter.