6 hos­pi­tals with­out fire cer­tifi­cates

> Sul­tanah Ami­nah in­quiry re­port to be sub­mit­ted for Cab­i­net re­view

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three floors must un­dergo in­spec­tion by the Fire and Res­cue Depart­ment. The depart­ment will then cer­tify that the build­ing’s fire­fight­ing sys­tems, com­pris­ing hose reels, wa­ter sprin­klers and build­ing wiring are in work­ing or­der.

On the fire at the Sul­tanah Ami­nah Hospi­tal in­ten­sive care unit on Oct 25, he said: “The hospi­tal is still in the process of ap­ply­ing for the fire cer­tifi­cate. When it was built in the 1934, there was no re­quire­ment for such cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. It was later that the govern­ment in­tro­duced the Fire Ser­vices Act 1988.”

Re­ply­ing to a ques­tion from Tan Chen Choon (DAPJe­men­tah) and sev­eral as­sem­bly­men, Ayub said the re­main­ing 11 state govern­ment hos­pi­tals ei­ther have an FC for some parts of their build­ings, or are not re­quired to have one at all, as the cer­tifi­cate does not fall within the re­quired build­ing spec­i­fi­ca­tion stip­u­la­tion un­der the Fire Ser­vice Act 1988.

When re­ply­ing to an ad­di­tional ques­tion from Dr Mo­ham­mad Taslim (PASMa­ha­rani), he said HSA’s newer blocks ob­tained FCs since 2007, while the older blocks are still in the midst of get­ting the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

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