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Fire safety norms go for a toss in western Odisha

Following is a report from the TNIE:

SAMBALPUR:  None of the private nursing homes in Sambalpur is fire safety compliant and adhere the norms prescribed by the State Government last year.Only two private nursing homes out of 30 have applied for No Objection Certificate (NOC) for fire safety compliance.

In Balangir, none of the nursing homes is fire safety compliant, said Fire Officer Abani Kumar Swain. While all the hospitals have fire extinguishers, they do not work in absence of regular maintenance. Worse, medical staff are not trained to handle these facilities.

Secretary of Sambalpur Private Hospital and Nursing Home Association, Dr Purshottam Agrawal, said if the State Government decides to strictly implement the fire safety norms laid down by it last year, all the 1,770 private hospitals and nursing homes in the State will close down. The norms mandate sufficient space in a hospital/nursing home for movement of fire brigade, underground and overhead water tanks, installation of sprinklers and fitting of water hose to be run by generators.  A majority of the private hospitals and nursing homes were constructed before 2015 and hence cannot adhere to the space norms, he added. Besides, leaving vacant space in crowded places like Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela and Sambalpur is not feasible. He, however, admitted installation of hose pipes for supply of water in case of fire, underground and overhead tanks can be addressed by all.
The situation is equally grim in DHHs and VIMSAR, Burla. At the 1000-bed VIMSAR, fire extinguishers are only present in the ICU, Casualty Ward and five OTs. The hospital, however, is well ventilated.


The Sambalpur DHH, which has 268 beds, has no fire extinguishers or firefighting equipment. Surprisingly, Hospital Manager Sudip Kumar Dutta said they have sufficient extinguishers installed in the hospital, which also has several exit passages. “After SUM Hospital mishap, we have asked local fire officer to visit our hospital and suggest measures,” he added.

Even as the 165-bed Bhawanipatna DHH in Kalahandi district has 16 fire extinguishers, only one staff is trained to handle them. CDMO BK Brahma said more persons will be sent for training this year. ADMO (Medical) of 184-bed Balangir DHH, Daitari Sahu said there are 25 fire extinguishers and 15 security personnel have been trained in using them.

October 25, 2016 at 7:52 am Leave a comment

Upcoming medical college in western Odisha

Odisha govt. has announced to setup following medical colleges in western Odisha:

  • Balangir Medical College.
  • Sundargarh Medical College (NTPC has signed MOU with Odisha government).
  • Jharsuguda Medical College (Nabadiganta Educational Trust is considering it as a prospective site for its medical college).

Following report is from http://odishasuntimes.com/100683/15-medical-colleges-odisha-minister/

Replying to a question of opposition chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati, the district headquarters hospitals in Balasore, Baripada, Koraput, Bolangir and Puri will be upgraded and medical colleges will be established there.

The  government is also working to set up private medical colleges in Rayagada and Gajapati districts on PPP mode. Besides, itt has also given NOCs to six private players interested in setting up colleges on their own.

NTPC in Sundargarh and MCL in Talcher have already signed MOUs with government of Odisha to build medical colleges. While Sahyog Health Care & Research Foundation has signed an MOU to build a college Keonjhar, Nabadiganta Educational Trust is considering Jharsuguda, baripada and Bhubaneswar as a prospective site for its medical college.

November 24, 2014 at 2:56 am Leave a comment

Land transfer for setting up a 300 bed hospital at Jharsuguda

Following report is from the Sambad:

April 14, 2012 at 3:14 am Leave a comment


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