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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.