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02 February 2019

OMMCOM NEWS


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Bhubaneswar: Following the fire mishap in the Apollo Hospital here in Odisha’s capital city, Twin City Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty sought that an enquiry ought to be made into the reason behind the blaze.

Speaking to OMMCOM NEWS over phone from the spot, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty said, “They must have some kind of an in-house enquiry how it has happened. But I think the authorities also should be careful and they should also find out what is the reason.”

On the latest situation, he informed, “I’m here right now. There was some kind of maintenance room in which there was allegedly some short circuit. Immediately they informed the Fire Services and the Fire personnel went there and doused the flame. There is some smoke around and the windows are being opened so that the noxious objects are cleared.”

The Twin City Police Commissioner added, “Right now there is no fire as it has been doused. Situation is normal. Only as a precautionary measure, they have stopped operation of the lift and shifted some of the Out Door patients. Otherwise, things are normal here.”

He further informed, “As I understand no Indoor patients have been shifted. Only in the Out Door, as a precaution, they have asked people to wait outside. But right now there is no fire as I understand. No one has been hurt, there is no casualty.”

The Police Commissioner also stressed, “There should be some fire audit by the hospital authorities as well as by the Fire Department so that there is no recurrence.”

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Satyajit Mohanty, Police Commissioner, Twin City