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DNCC Mayor dissatisfied over United Hospital's fire safety measure

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Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation Atiqul Islam talking to members of investigation team of CID and Fire Service after visiting the place of fire incident of the city's United Hospital on Thursday.

City Desk :
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor M Atiqul Islam on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction over the fire safety situation at the city's United Hospital where five patients died in a fire at its coronavirus isolation center on Wednesday night.  "It is very much painful as the patients came to the hospital for recovery, but they died in a fire in the hospital," the DNCC mayor told the journalists after visiting the hospital on Thursday morning.  Atiqul said the extended part of the hospital had no fire fighting facilities and even there was no fire team or drill.  Even eight out of 11 fire extinguishers are date-expired and there was no designated person for operating hydrant, he added.  Chief DNCC Health Officer Brigadier General Mominur Rahman Mamun, Fire Service and Civil Defense officials and local leader, among others, were presented during his visit.

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