Maharashtra govt issues new guidelines for hospitals to prevent fire incidence, mandate doctors and other staff be always available
Maharashtra government has issued new guidelines for hospitals to prevent fire incidence, making it mandatory for round the clock presence of doctors and nurses in the ICU wards.
The guidelines issued today will be applicable to all the hospitals that come under the ambit of state’s public health department.
It says, where the patients are unable to move on their own there the hospital officials have to mandate the work, and should also ensure that doctors and other staff are always available.
Besides, the hospitals have also been asked to check the CCTV footage and to conduct mock drills to prevent any unforeseeable situation.
The guidelines have also made it mandatory for action that needs to be taken as suggested in the fire safety audit reports, regular maintenance of equipment among others.
It has also pressed for the installation of smoke detectors and water sprinklers in the hospitals.