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Administration reviews fire safety measures in health institutions

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Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday reviewed the fire safety measures in health institutions across the Union Territory, an official spokesperson said.

Secretary Health and Medical Education department, Bhupinder Kumar, chaired a high-level meeting here to review the measures, the official said.

Kumar sought the institution-wise status of fire fighting systems and other alternative mechanisms available in hospitals from heads of the institutions, the official said.

Noting that fire incidents are more prone to occur in winter conditions as there is over-usage of heating devices, the secretary cautioned all officers to remain vigilant.

He stressed the need to conduct mock drills, conduct fresh fire audits through the Fire and Emergency department besides addressing the deficiencies identified in the previous audits, the spokesperson said.

On various projects to install fire fighting systems under execution, he exhorted officers to chase the executing agencies for early completion of the projects.

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