- The court has directed the TMC to seal the hospital or the nursing home which does not have a fire NOC.
- The Bombay High Court was hearing a petition filed by advocate and social activist Sapan Srivastav, in connection with the hospitals operating without fire NOC in Thane.
- Mumbai has still not forgotten the incident of ESIC hospital in Mumbai, where the fire had killed 11 people including a few patients.
Sapan Srivastava, a social activist, and a lawyer had filed the petition in Bombay High Court in connection with the fire compliance by the hospitals and nursing homes.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Sapan Srivastava said, “In case if a hospital catches fire, the life of a patient is at stake. That is why every hospital and nursing home must have a system to deal with the fire. But, private and public hospitals in Thane have no such facility available to them. These hospitals are operating without a fire NOC.”
Srivastava further informed, “The Thane Municipal Corporation had sent notices to the hospitals and nursing homes a number of times. But, the hospitals did not comply with fire safety norms. The high court has directed the TMC to carry out a survey and take action against those hospitals who will not comply with the fire safety norms. The court has directed TMC to seal the premises if fire NOC is not taken by the hospital.”