1,101 Hospitals In Guj Do Not Have Valid Fire Safety Certificates: Govt Tells SC
Millennium Post Delhi|August 02, 2021
SC is hearing a suo motu PIL on the issue of proper treatment of COVID patients

AHMEDABAD: As may as 1,101 hospitals in Gujarat still do not possess any valid fire safety certificates issued under the Gujarat Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures Act, as per the affidavit submitted by the state government in the Supreme Court recently.

The apex court is hearing a suo motu PIL (Public Interest Litigation) on the issue of proper treatment of COVID-19 patients and dignified handling of dead bodies, which will come up for hearing on Monday.

In the affidavit, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development and Urban Housing Department, Mukesh Puri said that as of date, there are 5,705 hospitals in Gujarat, of which 4,604 possess fire NOCs (No Objection Certificates) under the 2013 Act but 1,101 hospitals do not possess these NOCs.

The NOC is issued by authorities concerned after applicant hospitals comply with fire safety measures.

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