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NHRC notice to Odisha govt on hospital fire

NHRC release said in Odisha, out of 568 hospitals, only 3 have clearance of the department of fire safety

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Victims being taken out of the hospital. (Photo: PTI)
Victims being taken out of the hospital. (Photo: PTI)

Taking suo motu cognisance of media reports on the fire at that claimed 21 lives here, the National Human Rights today issued notice to Government seeking a report in six weeks.

The issued notice to the state government through its chief secretary calling for a report, including relief and rehabilitation granted to the next of kin of the deceased and the injured, within six weeks, a release from said.



The chief secretary has also been asked to inform about the steps/ precautions taken or proposed to be taken by the state government to prevent recurrence of such mishaps, the release said.

The has observed that callous attitude and lapses of the authorities, if any, amount to violation of right to life of the patients. It has expressed shock how the state authorities allowed such a large number of hospitals to function without proper fire safety clearance, it said.

Reportedly, the in question was warned in 2013 for not keeping the safety measures, but the authorities ignored it, the release said adding that in Odisha, out of 568 hospitals, only 3 have clearance of the department of fire safety.

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NHRC notice to Odisha govt on hospital fire

NHRC release said in Odisha, out of 568 hospitals, only 3 have clearance of the department of fire safety

NHRC release said in Odisha, out of 568 hospitals, only 3 have clearance of the department of fire safety Taking suo motu cognisance of media reports on the fire at that claimed 21 lives here, the National Human Rights today issued notice to Government seeking a report in six weeks.

The issued notice to the state government through its chief secretary calling for a report, including relief and rehabilitation granted to the next of kin of the deceased and the injured, within six weeks, a release from said.

The chief secretary has also been asked to inform about the steps/ precautions taken or proposed to be taken by the state government to prevent recurrence of such mishaps, the release said.

The has observed that callous attitude and lapses of the authorities, if any, amount to violation of right to life of the patients. It has expressed shock how the state authorities allowed such a large number of hospitals to function without proper fire safety clearance, it said.

Reportedly, the in question was warned in 2013 for not keeping the safety measures, but the authorities ignored it, the release said adding that in Odisha, out of 568 hospitals, only 3 have clearance of the department of fire safety.
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NHRC notice to Odisha govt on hospital fire

NHRC release said in Odisha, out of 568 hospitals, only 3 have clearance of the department of fire safety

Taking suo motu cognisance of media reports on the fire at that claimed 21 lives here, the National Human Rights today issued notice to Government seeking a report in six weeks.

The issued notice to the state government through its chief secretary calling for a report, including relief and rehabilitation granted to the next of kin of the deceased and the injured, within six weeks, a release from said.

The chief secretary has also been asked to inform about the steps/ precautions taken or proposed to be taken by the state government to prevent recurrence of such mishaps, the release said.

The has observed that callous attitude and lapses of the authorities, if any, amount to violation of right to life of the patients. It has expressed shock how the state authorities allowed such a large number of hospitals to function without proper fire safety clearance, it said.

Reportedly, the in question was warned in 2013 for not keeping the safety measures, but the authorities ignored it, the release said adding that in Odisha, out of 568 hospitals, only 3 have clearance of the department of fire safety.

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