Andheri ESIC Kamgar hospital fire update: Canteen was a fire hazard reveals Mumbai Fire Bridge report

The MFB has directed the MIDC fire brigade to take action against the hospital after verifying it had the necessary fire compliance and occupation certificates.

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A month ago, on December 17, 2018, a massive fire broke out at ESIC Hospital in Andheri where 11 people lost their lives, including two children. Recently, Mumbai Fire Brigade released a report that revealed that the canteen was a fire hazard as it was illegal and had stored 20 LPG cylinders. 

Chief Fire Officer P Rahangdale said that he received the enquiry report into the fire incident at ESIC Kamgar Hospital.

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The hospital comes under the purview of the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC).

According to the MFB report, the hospital had an illegal canteen on the ground floor, which had stored 20 LPG cylinders. 

This is highly objectionable from fire risk and life safety point of view,” said the report. 

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However, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) could not verify if ESIC Kamgar Hospital was fire compliant as the building comes under MIDC’s jurisdiction. For now, the MFB has directed the MIDC fire brigade to take action against the hospital after verifying it had the necessary fire compliance and occupation certificates.

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