HYDERABAD: The state government agencies in the state have put almost 1,000 hospitals here on notice about fulfilling the safety regulations. The Association of Super Specialty Hospitals (ASHA) has stated that it will be establishing a task force to get few self-regulation among the member hospitals. This decision has been taken after the AMRI Hospital tragedy has killed over 90 people.
The Association has stated that for new regulations, which consist of fire-resistant dresses to staff and pressurised ventilation (to suck or push out smoke), with the aim to make the hospitals much safer.
Dr B Bhaskar Rao, President of ASHA, has stated that all (ASHA) hospitals are not only safe and also there is nothing to worry about. The Association has got 43 members in the state, with mostly working out of the city.
Dr B Bhaskar Rao, further elaborated, “For example, you cannot mix waste related to HIV with other bio-medical waste. You need to treat it in the laboratory itself before disposing it off. We are forming a task force to conduct periodical visits to hospitals to check whether they adhere to prescribed norms.”
Moreover, workshops will be held to educate the different stakeholders on the issues regrading the safety, handling of fire mishaps and also treating the bio-medical waste.