Sum fire: Gen electrical dept audits fire safety in medical colleges


Bhubaneswar: Fire safety audit has begun in medical colleges following Sum hospital fire incident that claimed 27 lives so far. Electrical safety audit will be conducted for governmnet medical colleges and district hospitals, informed Works Secretary Nalinikant Pradhan.

The safety audits are already underway at Cuttack cancer hospital and Sisubhawan. The audits will be complete within a month, said officials.

“A month after the inquiry General Electrical Department (GED) will start correction measures. The audit team includes Electrical Inspector of the Energy department,”said works secretary Pradhan.

The audits will be conducted to ensure safety standards at health institutions following the Sum fire mishap.

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