Virendra Kumar Paul
- Professor, School of Building Engineering Management, School of Planning and Architecture, , India
- Assistant Professor, School of Building Engineering Management, School of Planning and Architecture, , India
Healthcare infrastructure in India is undergoing transformation in techno-physical aspects adding to an unprecedented rate of accessibility and affordability of healthcare facility to the masses. However, healthcare infrastructure in India is not up-to-date on global fire safety norms, and has seen several incidences of fire with causalities and loss of facility for running services. This paper draws on secondary data to establish the key fire risk scenarios in both public and private sector healthcare facilities. This study also derives the probability of occurrence of fire events in hospital critical and non-critical areas, based on statistical analysis of secondary data. This study is intended to inform the key stakeholders involved in healthcare infrastructure development to take informed decisions on fire risk prevention in both new and existing hospitals across India.
Keywords: Hospital, fire, healthcare facilities, evacuations, air-conditioning
[This article belongs to International Journal of Architecture and Infrastructure Planning(ijaip)]
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|Received||December 18, 2021|
|Accepted||January 15, 2022|
|Published||February 20, 2022|