In a survey of 1,324 private hospitals by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation for fire safety, 663 hospitals were found with lapses. They have been served with notices. The survey was also carried out on 38 government and municipal hospitals and thye have also been served notices, said Maharashtra Urban Development minister Eknath Shinde in a written reply in the State Assembly on Tuesday.
In Thane, during a survey of 347 hospitals, 28 were found shut & 168 had not submitted fire compliance certificate & had been given time till 22nd February to submit the same. The survey report said 50% of hospitals in Mumbai have fire safety lapses, Mr. Shinde said.
The question was jointly submitted by leaders like Atul Bhatkalkar, Abu Azmi, Yamini Jadhav, Devendra Fadnavis and several others to the urban development minister, seeking details of the fire audit post the Bhandara incident.
The Mahavikas Aghadi government had come under fire after 10 infants were charred to death after a fire at Bhandara's civil hospital.
In Thane, during a survey of 347 hospitals, 28 found shut & 168 had not submitted fire compliance certificate& have been asked to submit it by mid-Feb. 50% of hospitals in Mumbai have fire safety lapses: Maharashtra Minister Eknath Shinde in a written reply in the State Assembly— ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2021