The state government formed a three-member committee to probe the fire mishap at Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, a private medical college and hospital that killed at least 22 people on Monday evening.
Health secretary Arti Ahuja said director medical education and training will lead the panel. “Khurda district collector and a senior officer of fire safety will be other members of the panel,” she said. “The panel will inquire whether the hospital had enough fire safety mechanism in place as per norms and the cause of fire,” Ahuja said.
The 1000-bed hospital’s fire safety mechanism has come under scanner especially since the the hospital failed to have a quick response resulting in spread of the fire after it broke out in the dialysis ward on the second floor and spread to the children’s ward.
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