DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 3: All government hospitals starting from primary health centres and private hospitals/nursing homes in the State have been asked to nominate a nodal officer for fire safety with immediate effect and submit the name to the office of the Principal Director for Health and Family Welfare by February 20.
The nodal officers will be in-charge of fire safety in their respective health care units.
In a press release, Joint Director and State Nodal Officer for fire safety, Dr C Tetseo stated that the state government will soon come up with standard guidelines and Fire & Emergency Services Department will be the nodal agency for certification.
While that is in process, he stated that it is necessary, particularly for the hospitals, to adhere to the National Building Code 2016. He also mentioned that all public health care facilities like PHCs/CHCs are required to put up basic fire safety measures in place.
He added that the Deputy Chief Medical Officers, who are also nodal officer for fire safety at the district-level, have been requested to coordinate with all hospitals in their respective districts for implementation of these measures. (Page News Service)