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Jagatpur COVID Hospital Fire: Sadguru Hospital Has No Fire Safety License

Cuttack:21/9/20 Hours after a fire was reported at Sadguru COVID hospital in Jagatpur( Cuttack) Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Sukant Sethi has informed that no fire safety license was issued to the hospital owing to some shortcomings. However, the existing fire systems installed at the hospital including sprinklers and detection systems worked for which the fire was confined and did not aggravate, he added.

Preliminary investigation revealed that due to an electrical short-circuit in one of the hospital’s air conditioners, the fire broke out today in which some portion of a bed was gutted.

“There was some shortfall in the passive system for which no fire safety license was issued to the hospital,” said Sethi.

Sethi further informed that after an inspection, certain shortcomings were detected and notice was issued to the authorities of the concerned hospital and was asked to comply for which fire safety certificate was not issued to Sadguru hospital. Earlier, panic had gripped after a fire was reported at Sadguru hospital at Jagatpur area. Though no casualties were reported, all the 127 COVID-19 patients were shifted to other hospitals in different parts of the city.

About Ashok Palit

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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