Maharashtra Govt to Conduct Electrical Inspections of All Hospitals

Maharashtra Govt to Conduct Electrical Inspections of All Hospitals

Given the recent incidents of fires in coronavirus hospitals across Maharashtra and Mumbai that have led to several deaths, State Energy Minister Nitin Raut said on Monday, April 26, that the state will conduct detailed electrical inspections of all private and public hospitals. 

The inspections will be carried out by designated electrical inspectors who will check electrical installations, lifts, as well as wiring, and submit a detailed report to the state. 

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Officials from the government will inspect the overloading of gadgets and the age of the wires to avoid any future accidents. 

Detailed SOPs will be provided to the hospitals who will then have to make sure electrical safety is maintained within their establishments. 

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As per sources quoted by TOI, the government is contemplating the appointment of nodal officers for private hospitals in the state. Government hospitals will reportedly be inspected by officials from the electricity division of the Public Works Department (PWD). 

Just last week, 15 coronavirus patients lost their lives at a COVID Care Centre in Virar due to a malfunctioning AC unit in the ICU. In another unfortunate hospital incident, 22 COVID-19 patients died in Nashik after an oxygen tanker leak. 

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