Safety Audit of Hospitals

New Delhi, Mar 10: In the aftermath of unfortunate fire incident in a private hospital in Odisha, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reviewed the safety compliance of the hospitals in the country and the Hospitals/Institutes under this Ministry have been instructed to get their building audited by professional agencies like School of Planning and Architecture, Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, IITs, etc. with respect to safety norms.  In addition, State Governments have also been requested to get fire safety audit conducted immediately of all public health facilities beginning with District hospitals and medical colleges by appropriate Government bodies or authorized enlisted agencies.
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Faggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.
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