PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has directed the North Goa collector to initiate a detailed inquiry into the major fire incident reported at Berger Becker Coating Pvt. Ltd situated at Pilerne Industrial Estate.
He said that the collector has been asked to constitute an inquiry committee to ascertain the exact cause of the fire and submit the report.
Sawant said that the Goa State Pollution Control Board is asked to study the area’s ambient air and water quality and submit a report.
“Further necessary instructions will be issued based on the Pollution Board report,” he said.
Collector Mamu Hage in the health advisory asked people living near the fire site to ensure fresh air circulation in all buildings (both residential and commercial) by keeping doors and windows open and switching on ceiling fans, exhaust fans etc., especially in bedrooms.
The residents were advised to avoid using air-conditioners and keep away from closed areas which do not have any kind of air circulation. The people were also asked to avoid using a face mask.
The advisory also said in case of any symptoms of breathing difficulty, people should contact the nearest health centre or the casualty department of the Goa Medical College or 108 services (for any emergency).