PGIMER to implement fire safety audit suggestions for 4 buildings : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

PGIMER to implement fire safety audit suggestions for 4 buildings

Ten remaining buildings at institute will also be assessed: Official

PGIMER to implement fire safety audit suggestions for 4 buildings

Photo for representation. File photo



Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 1

The PGIMER authorities convened a meeting with doctors to address the recurring fire incidents plaguing the institute. It was decided that the Deputy Director of Administration would conduct biweekly meetings to ensure the implementation of recommendations provided by the audit team from the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) for fire safety.

In 2018-19, the CBRI was tasked with auditing PGIMER buildings for fire safety. Four buildings were audited then.

During the meeting, it was emphasised that the remaining 10 buildings should be swiftly audited by the CBRI, Roorkee, to identify any deficiencies.

The Deputy Director of Administration, Pankaj Rai, stressed the urgency, citing five incidents since October. Rai highlighted the need to identify the root cause of these incidents and expedite the audit process. Additionally, he announced the implementation of suggestions from previous audits and monitoring the progress every two weeks.

On Saturday, a fire incident at the Advanced Cardiac Centre (ACC) disrupted a surgery, leading to the immediate evacuation and relocation of a 70-year-old patient. The incident was triggered by a spark in a pendant socket and augmented by manifold line.

In the aftermath of the previous fire incident in October, the institute had decided to plan centralising UPS (uninterruptible power supply) units outside the buildings to prevent mishaps in patient areas.

About The Author

The Tribune News Service brings you the latest news, analysis and insights from the region, India and around the world. Follow the Tribune News Service for a wide-ranging coverage of events as they unfold, with perspective and clarity.


Top News

Indians can now get multiple entry Schengen visa with longer validity as EU eases norms

Indians can now get multiple entry Schengen visa with longer validity as EU eases norms

European Union's ambassador to India Herve Delphin describes...

SAD announces 2nd list of candidates for Lok Sabha seats in Punjab; fields Harsimrat from Bathinda, Ranjit S Dhillon from Ludhiana; Hardev Saini from Chandigarh

SAD announces 2nd list; Harsimrat Badal to contest from Bathinda, Hardev Saini from Chandigarh

Candidate for Khadoor Sahib not announced by Sukhbir Badal s...

Mahinder Singh Kaypee quits Congress, joins Shiromani Akali Dal

Former Punjab Congress chief Mohinder Singh Kaypee joins SAD

Sukhbir Badal visits his place

Lok Sabha poll: Congress announces 2 more candidates for Punjab; fields Yamini Gomar from Hoshiarpur

Congress announces 2 more candidates for Punjab; fields Yamini Gomar from Hoshiarpur

The party has fielded Amarjit Kaur Sahoke from Faridkot Lok ...


Cities

View All