A day after the tragic fire incident in Shrey Hospital, the Gujarat government has asked the Urban Development department to ensure that fire safety norms are in place in all hospitals and commercial complexes in the city.
It has asked all civic bodies to carry out immediate checks for fire safety in all such buildings on a war footing. The government has also asked that the buildings and complexes that lack fire safety should be equipped with the same immediately.
The state wants to ensure that the incident of fire at Shrey Hospital is not repeated due to lack of safety systems precautions. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani gave these directions at an online function to distribute funds to municipal corporations and municipalities of the state.
AFES wakes up after Shrey Hospital fire
Meanwhile, the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES) in the city has asked its officials to ensure that all hospitals in the city have adequate fire safety systems in place.
As per one information, the city has close to 2100 hospitals of which just 91 have fire safety systems in place. Sources said at present the focus is on COVID-19 hospitals and whether they have a functioning safety system in place or not.
Chief Fire Officer MF Dastoor did not respond to calls from Gujarat Exclusive.
Hospitals providing COVID-19 treatment
67 private hospitals had entered into an MOU with the AMC to provide COVID-19 treatment services.
Later five hospitals were removed from the list bringing the total number of such hospitals to 62. Given the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, the AMC entered into MOUs with 15 more private hospitals taking the total number of such hospitals providing COVID-19 facility to 77.