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Fire Safety Measures At Odisha COVID hospital reviewed

Bhubaneswar:6/8/20: Hours after the tragic fire mishap at a COVID-19 hospital in Ahmedabad that claimed the lives of eight patients, Satyajit Mohanty, DG, Odisha Fire Services today directed for review of fire safety measures at COVID hospitals and COVID care centres across the state.

Assistant Fire Officers and Deputy Fire Officers have been asked to visit the healthcare facilities under their respective jurisdictions and review the fire safety measures and deficiencies.

They will also advise the hospital authorities on taking proper fire safety measures.

Notably, a fire broke out at COVID-19 designated Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura area of Ahmedabad killing eight patients– five men and three women. They were being treated at the ICU ward. The fire broke out around 3.30 am on the fourth floor of the four-storey hospital.

Around 40 other COVID-19 patients at the facility were rescued and shifted to a civic hospital in the city. Primary investigations revealed that the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit, police said.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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