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Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary, Medical and Education Department.
The heart disease institute in Kanpur was playing with the lives of the patients. This was revealed by the investigation of Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary, Department of Medical and Education. Following the stern stance of the Chief Minister, the Principal Secretary reached Kanpur on Sunday evening. He said that the fire alarm system did not work at the time of the accident. When Dr. Rahul saw the smoke, then the accident was known. If our fire alarm system were activated, we could have already done rescue work.
The Principal Secretary interacted with the hospital administration as well as the administrative officials and collected information about the entire accident and also took care of the patients. During this, he said that due to the readiness of the hospital administration and fire department, there has not been any kind of loss of life. The deficiencies found in the investigation. Corrections will be made in them and action will be taken against those who are guilty, as per rules. This report will be sent to the government.
Shifted to patients
Principal Secretary Alok Kumar said that only 15 minutes after the fire, the process of shifting patients to safe place was started. Patients who were not very serious were shifted to the New OPD Building and those who were serious have been shifted to the Neuro Department of GSVM Medical College with immediate effect. He said that due to the readiness of the hospital administration and fire department, we have not lost any lives and all are safe.
Smoke and fire alarm system did not work
The Principal Secretary said that where there are deficiencies, it is being investigated. LP Gupta, deputy director of electrical safety, is investigating. According to what has come out in the investigation so far, according to the smoke and fire alarm system did not work, and when Dr. Rahul saw the smoke, information came out. If our fire alarm system had been activated, perhaps we could have already done rescue work. The second hydrant system is ours, there is some problem in its tank. Due to which he was also not working. There was no fire in this accident, but the smoke was high. But why the fire alarm system did not run, the second hydrant system is ours, there was some problem in his tank, which was written by the hospital administration. Even after that the action was not taken, it remains to be seen that whoever is responsible is being investigated and whatever action will be taken will be taken.
40-bed hospital built, 150-bed hospital
The Principal Secretary said that this is an old building. Which was remodel and remodeled. There was a hospital of 40 beds, but it has also been remodel to 150 beds. When the old building was air conditioned, the building was sealed with thick glass. So that the smoke was not able to come out and was moving forward. The fire department has had to struggle hard to break it, so that there is no problem in future, for this, remodeling is needed which will be done and in most of the places the glass will be given the form of sliding so that they can be opened. He said that the investigation is going on right now, whatever deficiencies will be found will be removed.
2 patients killed, 147 patient resuscitated
In fact, a fire broke out on the first floor of the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases on Sunday morning. ICU and General Ward are on this floor. At the time of the accident, 9 patients were being treated in the ICU and 140 in the General Ward. During the rescue, 2 General Ward patients, Imam Ali and Tekchandra, died. The remaining 147 patients from both wards were shifted to another building. Commissioner Dr. Rajasekhar says that these deaths were not the cause of the accident. Rajasekhar said, ‘As I am getting information. One casualty had been done at 6.55 am before the accident and the second casualty had occurred at 9:21. This patient had a heart problem and was given a pacemaker. The matter is still being investigated. The correct information will be given only after the investigation report is received. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has sought a report from the concerned officers about the fire in the hospital.
Everything was burnt and destroyed in the place where there was a fire.