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Madhya Pradesh: Nagrik Upbhokta Manch files petition in HC over Kamla Nehru Hospital fire incident

04:15 PM Nov 12, 2021 | FP News Service

Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh): Nagrik Upbhokta Manch has filed a petition in the Jabalpur High Court, seeking a court order to maintain fire safety measures in hospitals.

According to the petition filed after a fire incident at Kamla Nehru Hospital in the state capital where five infants lost their lives, such incidents happened earlier too and the high court had issued orders to the state government to ensure the fire safety norms especially at the hospitals.

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The orders, however, went unheard, the petitioner Dr PJ Najpande claimed.

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In the petition, Najpade informed the court that 14 children had died after a fire broke out in the children's ward at District hospital in 2014. The probe report revealed that there was no proper safety equipment at the hospital, Najpande said.

Talking to journalists, Najpande said that Kamla Nehru Hospital’s incident showed that the government did not take any lesson from Satna Hospital’s incident.

On November 8, a massive fire had broken out in SNCU ward of Kamla Nehru Hospital in which, as administration claimed, five infants died.

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