Notice slapped on Rohini Hospital

Notice slapped on Rohini Hospital
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The district medical and health department has served a notice to Rohini Super Specialty Hospital in the wake of recent fire accident at the hospitals’ operation theatre complex.

DMHO asks hospital management to submit fire safety certificate

Hanamkonda: The district medical and health department has served a notice to Rohini Super Specialty Hospital in the wake of recent fire accident at the hospitals’ operation theatre complex.

The notice has been served under the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Allopathic Private Medical Care Establishment (Registration & Regulation) Act, 2002 and Guidelines 2007, informed the DM&HO Dr B Harish Raj.

Speaking to The Hans India here on Wednesday, he said the hospital management was asked to respond to the notice within six days of time with a report on the fire accident that took place on Monday (October 16). The management has also been asked to submit certificates related to fire safety and others.

Dr Harish Raj further informed that six teams involving Deputy DM&HOs, statistical officer, doctors and district programme officers have been constituted to carry out a thorough inspection of the infrastructure at all the medical establishments in the district and in the tri-cities of Warangal-Hanamkonda-Kazipet.

A detailed action plan has been chalked out to conduct inspections for a period of ten days. A check list as per the guidelines of the Act is prepared to verify whether the hospitals are following the stipulated norms.

If any hospital is found falling short of required infrastructure in terms of fire safety, bio-medical waste disposal, pollution control and wellbeing of the patients such hospitals would be asked to rectify them.

Later, action against hospitals would be initiated if they fail to comply with the guidelines, he said adding the functioning of all the hospitals would be streamlined. It is planned to conduct weekly fire safety drills at all hospitals to ensure preparedness among the staff in times of emergencies.

Referring to the fire accident at Rohini Hospital, he said the department is yet to receive the report from the enquiry committee set up to probe into the accident. Efforts are being made to ensure proper treatment to the patients shifted to other hospitals.

On the other hand, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) secretary Anirose Christiana visited Samraksha Hospital, MGM Hospital, Jaya Hospital, Max Care and others, where patients from Rohini Hospital have been shifted.

She interacted with doctors and enquired about the treatment being given to the patients. She asked the patients and their attendants to inform the DLSA in case they face any problem in terms of treatment.

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