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Telangana government alerts on covid fire mishaps

Hyderabad: Telangana government is on high alert to check fire accidents that took place in COVID centers in Vijayawada and Ahmedabad.

Telangana government has directed to conduct surprise checks for fire norms and facilities in COVID and other hospitals, private hospitals, isolation hotels, labs, and hotels turned into corona hospitals.

Health director Srinivas Rao has informed that they have asked for immediate steps to check the hospitals at health centers to maintain fire mishap norms.

He warned of serious action violations in such hospitals. We asked for security measures in these hospitals and ensure follow norms, Srinivas Rao said. The government will take action on getting a report in this regard he added.

Over 9 people have died in a fire accident that took place in a hotel of a Vijayawada of Andhra Pradesh on 9th August. This Swarna Palace hotel used by Private Ramesh Hospital as the COVID Care Center. Firefighters rushed to the scene and put out the blaze. There are over 40 people in the hotel at the time of the incident. Of these, 30 were COVID‌ patients and 10 were hospital staff.

Over 8 patients died after a major fire broke out at a Covid-19 hospital of Shrey Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Navrangpura area of Ahmedabad.