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AMRI Hospital in Dhakuria starts admitting patients once again

More than two years after a devastating fire had left over 90 people dead in the hospital, AMRI’s Dhakuria unit became fully operational today.

“We are happy to inform that AMRI Dhakuria is set to resume admitting patients to its two renovated indoor units. The hospital received all statutory clearances to resume operations. Currently, we will offer an indoor facility of total 202 beds,” Rupak Barua, CEO of AMRI Hospitals, said.

Fire and clinical establishment licences as well as trade and environmental licences to start its indoor patient services were obtained.

Critical care specialist Dr S K Todi said that patients, especially those located in the southern and extended southern parts of the city were suffering for long due to the closure of the health care facility.

The renovated hospital would admit patients to cardiology, orthopaedic, urology, nephrology, neurology, gastroenterology, nuclear medicine and few other departments.

It would also have a 10 bed 24×7 emergency section.

The new and renovated hospital was equipped with the latest fire safety measures and met the norms of the National Building Code, hospital sources said.

The out-patient department began operations last December but the Annexe I building, where the fire started, was still shut down.

The hospital’s licence was cancelled by the fire department after the fire on December 9, 2011.

More than 90 persons, most of them patients, had died after inhaling smoke at the dead of night from the fire which started from the basement of the multi-speciality hospital.

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