We recently received the following email from a “Concerned Citizen of India”.
Two issues that this email highlighted:
  • The fire sump built inside the hospital is just a sham. It is not connected to fire hose and in the eventuality of a fire, it won’t work.
  • The top three floors of the hospital are unauthorized.

 

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I would like to bring to you another burning issue facing our hospitals. Many of the private hospitals in India have been built in violation of all building safety norms. Many of the floors that have been built have not been authorized by the municipal corporation of that region. Moreover, the fire safety norms are not only not followed, they are violated to the extent that fire safety equipment don’t even exist in the hospitals. I can personally cite the example of Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai. It is located in the posh Adyar area of Chennai. It is 180 bed hospital with 7 floors. The top three floors of the hospital are unauthorized and have been existing for years. Also, the fire sump built inside the hospital is just a sham. It is not connected to fire hose and in the eventuality of a fire, it won’t work. These facts are known to the Vice – Chairman of Fortis Healthcare – Shivinder Singh. Infact, he had authorized the creation of fire sump, with the knowledge that it would be used just as a showcase and would never be functional.
There would be many more such hospitals throughout India. I don’t know who would be the relevant health authority in India who would be honest and bold enough to address these issues.
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By Priya (13 Posts)