|Poonch, Rajouri Hospitals lack fire safety measures|
Early Times Report
POONCH, Feb 26: The Government hospitals in Poonch and Rajouri Districts lack fire fighting system thus endangering the lives of thousands of people.
Sources said that functioning with critical safety Almost all of government hospitals of Poonch Rajouri do not have basic fire safety measures in place," sources in the fire and emergency department They said that in these government hospitals, deficiencies in compartmentalization to prevent spread of smoke and fire from one section to another, lack of smoke management system and unreliable fire management systems hand been noticed.
Sources maintained that emergency no exit gates in all hospital
Sources said that the urgent need is a Fire safety at all government hospitals in districts sub-divisional level The fire safety measures at places particularly with electrical installations should be reviewed.
"In most places, organizers and management of the hospitals install a few fire extinguishers in the name of fire safety. However, under Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures Act this is not the only requirement," sources said.
Sources added that there are many more things that they need to be done. "In many cases, when there is fire the emergency team doesn't even know how to operate a simple fire extinguisher leave aside other procedures, they added.
Sources said that in the congested areas, there is no space for fire tenders to reach the hospital building in case of fire.