Odisha has over 1,200 private healthcare institutes and only three of those in the state, all located in the capital, have fire safety certificates, official sources said. In other words, SUM Hospital among others, did not possess any fire safety certificate.
The fire service directorate issues the certificate to those establishments, including high-rises, that adhere to their guidelines. When asked why the directorate is not taking action, officials said they are helpless.
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