Majority of hospitals in Vizag don’t have No Objection Certificate (NOC) from fire department.
Our country’s at a stage where we have the presence of top software companies of the world, shopping malls larger than cricket stadiums, high-end apartments & villas in gated communities and more. But alas, fire safety has still not been given its due importance in India! The situation is not different in Vizag. According to a report on The Hans India, most hospitals in Vizag are not adhering to basic fire safety rules. In fact, as many as 260 hospitals in the city do not have No Objection Certificates (NOC) from the fire department, putting many lives at risk! Due to the recent spate of fire accidents in hospitals in the city, the fire department has decided to take measures like issuing notices and taking stringent actions against violators. Apart from hospitals, other public spaces and most apartment complexes are also not following the rules. What we as the public can only do is ask builders and developers if they are following fire safety norms before we buy a house.