The BP department had not given the completion certificate to the nursing home in 2009.
Mumbai: Detailed investigations conducted by the Ghatkopar-crash panel revealed the administrative lapses on part of the ‘N’ ward (Ghatkopar) officials and ordered a preliminary inquiry against the Sanitary Inspector (SI), Medical Health Officer (MOH) and an executive engineer from the building and factories (B&F) department.
The report states, “The duty of MOH and his staff was to issue or renew the registration certificate for the maternity home by following the usual procedure after verifying the permissions issued by the building and proposal (BP) department and getting an NOC from assistant engineer building and factory.” The BP department had not given the completion certificate to the nursing home in 2009. The MOH did not verify this point before issuing registration to Shitap’s Maternity and Surgical Home.
According to a circular issued by the BMC, the engineer from the B&F department was expected to prepare a list of buildings, which have crossed more than 30 years of life.
But the department has failed to update the list since 2013, reveals the report.