Bhubaneswar: The fire mishap at a dedicated Covid hospital in Cuttack on Monday came as a wake up call for authorities who seemed to have been overlooking the crucial fire-safety measures at major hospitals across cities in the state.
A day after the incident that necessitated an unprecedented evacuation of over 127 Covid patients- much to the inconvenience of families, doctors and paramedics- the Fire Brigade on Tuesday began mock drills at several other COVID hospitals in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar to check preparedness in case of a similar eventuality.
In the wake of Cuttack COVID hospital fire, Fire dept officials to conduct mock drills today at SUM, KIMS and Aditya Ashwini hospitals in Bhubaneswar #Odisha
— OTV (@otvnews) September 22, 2020
Experts in Odisha Fire Services Department reviewed the fire safety arrangements and other mechanisms at SUM Covid Hospital,…