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Collector orders temporary closure of Indore’s Curewell Hospital

indore Updated: Sep 09, 2016 12:29 IST

Nida Khan & Punya Priya Mitra, Hindustan Times, Indore
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The Curewell Hospital in Indore has been closed temporarily on the orders of collector P Narahari after an air compressor exploded in the hospital’s general ward on Monday, injuring 12 people. (Arun Mondhe/ HT)

Curewell Hospital near Janjeerawala square in Indore will be temporarily closed down on orders of district collector P Narahari.

The private hospital, counted among one of the most reputed ones in Indore, hogged headlines after an old air compressor in the general ward of the hospital exploded on Monday, injuring 12 people.

Talking to Hindustan Times, collector Narahari said the inquiry conducted by sub divisional magistrate Anil Banwaria found that the electrical wiring and other equipment in the hospital were old and needed urgent repairs. “We are giving them a chance to rectify their problems. The sooner they repair it and pass inspection, the hospital can be reopened,” the collector said.

Apart from the SDM’s report, a team of three doctors, Dr GL Sodhi, Dr Mahesh Malviya and Dr JC Ginwal, had inspected the hospital after the blast and stated in their report that the valve of the compressor was around 12 years old. The forensic team had also found faults with equipment maintenance in the hospital.

Hospital owner Dr Dilip Surana said he had received the collector’s orders and had started the task of shifting patients which would be completed by Saturday.

Dr Surana said, “The problem of old machinery was only with the general ward where the explosion happened. The remaining portion of the hospital is in good shape. But as the administration has ordered us to change the set up, we will do so.”