In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a day after a massive fire destroyed Kashmir’s premier Bone and Joint hospital, the Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has sought a fire safety audit of all the hospitals in Kashmir valley.
“The fire safety audit of hospitals should be done immediately to ensure safety and security of patients and staff,” said DAK President Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan. “Yesterday’s fire at the orthopedic hospital was a wake up call,” he added.
He said it is imperative to conduct safety audits of hospitals to prevent such incidents in future. “If we are admitting patients, we need to keep them safe,” he said, adding “patient safety should be of paramount consideration.”—KMS