Mumbai: BMC hospital staff to get firefighting training

Kamala Mills fire tragedy claimed 14 innocent lives. Taking lesson from it, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will provide fire fighting training to the doctors, nurses and the staff of the BMC hospitals. The Mumbai Fire Brigade will start the training soon

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  • The doctors, nurses and the staff will get firefighting training
  • The BMC has prepared the training plan.
  • What safety measures to take if the fire breakouts at the hospital.
  • How to rescue the patients safely.
  • What measures should be taken before the Fire Brigade’s arrival.
  • The Mumbai Fire Brigade officials will train the doctors.

In Mumbai, New Year started off on a bad note due to the gruesome fire tragedies. Even the BMC has taken a back due to the fire incidents. Also, the question about the safety of the BMC hospitals has come up. Owing to which, the BMC has decided to provide firefighting training to the doctors, nurses and the staff of the BMC hospitals.

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Padmaja Keskar, the executive medical officer of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said, “Fire incidents are occurring since few days. Due to which, many people are losing their lives. What should be done if such situation arises in the hospital, training will to rescue the patients safely. Soon, the Fire Brigade officials will train the doctors and the workers.”

As per the information given by Dr Keskar, Not only hospitals, the training will be given in the schools and the BMC markets.

Few days ago, the KEM Hospital had prepared Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) s for mass casualty management which proved to be a boon during the Kamala Mills fire tragedy.