Over the last decade in India, fire accidents in hospitals have substantial losses of human life and property. Maharashtra has recorded 7 such accidents in the last two years. The issue is being addressed on different forums with the following concerns.
1. Challenges of the overstressed Hospital system in terms of occupancy.
2. To articulate the safety measures in terms of providing sprinklers, fire extinguishers, operational challenges in hospital premises especially in ICUs, CCUs, Operation theatre etc. Safety protocols to be followed in the existing(old) hospitals.
Let’s gear up to highlight the objectives of both the services. i.e., Health care and Fire Services. Experts from the different fields are expected to emphasize this issue in the conference scheduled to be held on 25-9-2021. So let us join and discuss “Do Hospitals Burn?” And if yes, then what?