Roadmap for Fire Safety Measures at Hospitals 

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New Delhi, Nov 29: Health is a State subject and as such no such information is maintained centrally. However, there are news reports of some fire incidents in hospitals in various States. As informed by National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Healthcare  (NABH), NABH accredited hospitals are required to fulfill fire safety measures as per the Government  rules and regulations.   NABH has also informed that as on 25th November, 2016 only 510 hospitals are NABH accredited, details of which are given below:

Details of Accredited hospitals as on November 25, 2016

Sl. No. Name of State Hospitals Small Health care organizations      (hospital<50 beds
1 Assam 2 0
2 Andhra Pradesh 60 4
3 Bihar 2 0
4 Chattisgarh 3 0
5 Delhi 50 17
6 Gujarat 33 7
7 Himachal Pradesh 1 0
8 Haryana 19 6
9 Jharkhand 3 1
10 Karnataka 35 9
11 Kerala 32 5
12 Madhya Pradesh 10 3
13 Maharashtra 50 10
14 Manipur 0 0
15 Meghalaya 0 0
16 Nagaland 1 0
17 Orissa 6 1
18 Punjab 30 7
19 Rajasthan 15 0
20 Srinagar 0 1
21 Tamil Nadu 31 10
22 Uttarakhand 2 0
23 Uttar Pradesh 27 4
24 West Bengal 13 0
  Total 425 85

Since Public Health and hospitals is a State subject, it is the responsibility of State/UT Government to ensure adherence of healthcare facilities to safety norms including fire safety. However, this Ministry has taken note of recent fire incident in a private hospital in the State of Odisha, the Ministry has issued advisory to all State/UTs on 21st October, 2016 and also circulated provisions on fire safety in the Unified Building Bye laws 2016, Delhi and National Building Code for guidance/reference.

Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Faggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.

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Source-PIB

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