Last week’s horrifying accident at Mumbai’s civic-run hospital had left the BMC administration with a red face. To make amends, it has now taken upon the task of conducting a structural audit of all the major and peripheral hospitals in the city.
I.A. Kundan, Additional commissioner (Health) BMC, has issued an order to the health department, in regards with this move.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Director of major civic hospitals and dean of KEM hospital, Dr Avinash Supe said, “Additional commissioner (Health) I.A. Kundan has given the orders to conduct structural audit of big and peripheral hospitals. This was indeed necessary. Earlier in 2014, we had done the structural audit of all major hospitals.”
The issue of structural audit was raised by corporator Sachin Padwal, after the unfortunate event at KEM Hospital.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Sachin Padwal said, “This is not the first such incident which has happened inside KEM. In the past too, there were incidents like this in the past. There are total 103 structures inside the premises of KEM hospital. The buildings are in a dilapidated condition. Thousands of patients and relatives visit this hospital daily. Incident like this could put their life in danger. That is why, I had demanded for the structural audit.”
As per the order, structural audit will be carried out in all major civic-run hospitals with the peripheral hospitals as well. And eventually the report will be submitted to the BMC commissioner.