Teams to in­spect hos­pi­tals

The Hindu - - CHENNAI - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

The Di­rec­torate of Med­i­cal and Ru­ral Health Ser­vices has formed teams to in­spect pri­vate hos­pi­tals across the State to check for fire safety ar­range­ments, disas­ter man­age­ment plans and ramps.

Di­rec­tor of Med­i­cal and Ru­ral Health Ser­vices M.R. En­basekaran said gov­ern­ment hos­pi­tals had al­ready been in­spected and that the ex­er­cise for pri­vate hos­pi­tals in Chennai be­gan on Tues­day. “We are look­ing at ramps, fire safety norms and about aware­ness with re­gard to disas­ter re­lief,” he said.

The in­spec­tion takes place in the af­ter­math of a PIL filed in 2015 by Jawa­har­lal Shan­mugam with re­gard to ramps in hos­pi­tals for pa­tient evac­u­a­tion in the face of a disas­ter, and an­other miscellaneous pe­ti­tion he filed on the im­ple­men­ta­tion build­ing rules and reg­u­la­tions.

Six teams have been formed for Chennai dis­trict, said a se­nior DMS of­fi­cial.

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