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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 16:

In the wake of massive fire in SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar last year, government asked the officials to ensure the fire and power supply safety measures in all the medical colleges and hospitals in Odisha.

Reviewing fire safety system at a meeting held at State Secretariat yesterday, Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed to complete fire safety work in sub-divisional hospitals by end of April this year.

According to reports, audit has been conducted at 1,000 state-run health institutions so far.

The officials at the review meeting discussed about fire safety measures in private hospitals, theatres, cinema halls and malls. They decided to prepare a simple guideline by combining the rules including permission to real estate projects and monitoring.

Padhi suggested the Home department to prepare the guideline by end of April.