Annexe ‘E’ of Part IV of National Building Code of India (NBCI) gives details of fire drills and evacuation procedures for high-rises (above 15 metres in height).
Over 1,000 hospitals in Gujarat do not have valid fire safety certificates: Govt tells Supreme Court
In Bharuch, 18 people, including 16 patients died in a fire that occurred at a COVID-19 hospital on May 1 this year.
The Delhi government has asked all private hospitals providing Covid- related treatment to appoint a nodal officer for fire safety at their premises.
220 hospitals found to be functioning without no-objection certificate from Fire and Rescue Services Department
The incidents indicate lack of maintenance or a high load on internal wirings within the facilities.
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has written to chief secretaries and UT administrators asking them to ensure fire safety measures, particularly given the summer season.