Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Fire Services Department today conducted inspections at various private hospitals here to check their fire safety measures.
Around 15 private hospitals including Apollo Hospitals, Hi-Tech Hospital, and Shree Hospital, Vivekananda Hospital, Sunshine Hospital, Sparsh Hospital and Kar Clinic, operating in the capital city were inspected by the department since this morning, sources said.
During the inspections, the officials verified whether the hospitals having high occupancy are adhering to the norms mentioned under Odisha Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Rules 2017 or not.
The aim of inspection drive is to ensure compliance to fire safety norms by the healthcare service providers in the interest of patients, visitors, doctors and staff of the hospitals, informed Fire Service DG BK Sharma.
The fire officials also sensitized staff, doctors and security personnel of the hospital on the basic firefighting skills, he added.
The hospitals not following the fire safety measures will be sealed after the inspection drive, sources said.
Earlier, the Department conducted inspection drives at the various coaching centres across the State.