The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a notice to Surana Sethia Hospital in Chembur for not complying with fire safety norms.
Around 40 patients and staff were evacuated from the seven-storey hospital situated on the Sion-Trombay Road as fire broke out in a casualty ward on fifth and ICU ward on the sixth floor on 20 September 2015.
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The fire was confined to electric panel, electric wiring, installation, computer and its accessories, furniture, AC, duct, false ceiling, papers, files, beds in ICU on the fifth floor.
According to the fire brigade officials, it was found that fire-fighting equipment of the hospital were not in working condition. Also, staircase and terrace was also found encroached upon.
"We have asked the Reliance Energy company to disconnect the power supply to the hospital and also directed the assistant commissioner to take strict action against it for encroachments. A notice under Maharashtra Fire Life Safety (MFLS) Act has been served for compliance within 24 hours. If not complied with, instructions have been given to launch legal action against the hospital," said a senior civic official.
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