The Mumbai fire department has issued a notice to Surana Hospital at Chembur on Sion-Trombay Road, following a fire that broke out on Sunday evening.
A notice has been served to the hospital for compliance within 24 hours. “If instructions by the fire department are not complied with we will initiate legal action against the hospital,” said Pratap Rahangdale, chief fire officer, Mumbai Fire Brigade.
A fire official, who was present at the site on Sunday, said that the hospital’s fire equipment were out of order. The staircase and terrace were found to be encroached.
“Reliance Energy has been asked to disconnect supply of electricity to the premises and the assistant commissioner of M West ward has been asked to take strict action over the encroachment.
The fire broke out in the casualty ward on the 5th floor & the ICU ward on the 6th floor of the ground-plus-seven-storied hospital building on Sunday evening. However, it was controlled by 9.40 pm by the fire brigade.
The fire was confined to the electric panel, electric wiring, installation, computer and its accessories, furniture, air conditioning duct, false ceiling, papers, files, beds in the ICU on 5th floor.
Out of a total of 34 patients, 5 patients were discharged and 29 patients were moved to other hospitals. The hospital was completely evacuated. more