Kamala Mills fire: Know how KEM doctors tackled the emergency

A massive fire broke out at 12.30 am at ‘1Above’ restaurant in Kamla Mills Compound, Mumbai. Many people were present in the pub when the fire broke. 14 people lost their lives in the incident and 26 are injured. The injured were admitted to KEM Hospital. But, during the night time the doctors were less compared to the day time

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  • It was an emergency and the injured needed an immediate treatment. Right from the patient’s relatives, the police and the media, everyone was present in the hospital. Owing to which, the hospital administration immediately asked the doctors to report on their duties. After which, the patients were treated.
  • On the other hand, it was essential to carry out the post-mortem. And  the relatives were shocked. So, Dr Avinash Supe, Dean of KEM Hospital created a team of 10 doctors.

How the doctors’ handled the situation:

  • Doctors took an update of the post-mortem
  • Were in touch with the relatives of the victims who lost their lives
  • Record of the dead bodies was maintained
  • Took the ECG OF the dead bodies after which the post-mortem was done
  • Within the few hours, the dead bodies were handed over to the relatives

Few days ago, My Medical Mantra reported that the KEM Hospital has prepared Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)s to tackle the emergencies. Dr Avinash Supe, Dean of KEM Hospital said, “The SOP was of a great help. We divided the work accordingly. We tied black wrist bands on those who lost their lives. So that it becomes easy to identify. We wanted to follow those from January. We never thought that we will have to follow it now.”

He added, “We appointed a team of 10 doctors who were given all the responsibilities. For the first time, we created a team which was helpful. Work was done systematically even in such a chaos.”

Soon, the SOPs will be explained to all the doctors. And in the upcoming year, the doctors will be trained for managing the emergencies.