Mumbai: NDRF to train civic hospital staff on emergencies

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has begun training the doctors and the staff of the civic-run hospital at BLY Nair hospital. Soon, doctors from other civic hospitals will also get hands-on training

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Emergencies can strike at any point in time. And in the recent past, a few incidents have happened, where a hospital has been engulfed in the fire, losing precious lives.

A month ago, Mumbai had witnessed one of it’s the worst fire incident in recent past. Eleven innocent people had lost their lives when a fire suddenly broke out in Employees State Insurance Corporation hospital in Mumbai.

After this incident, a question was being raised about the safety and the security of the patients, and preparedness in the hospitals to tackle such emergencies. Keeping in mind, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started training the doctors and staff of the civic-run hospitals.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has begun training the doctors and the staff of the civic-run hospital.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra Ashish Kumar, Assistant Commandant, NDRF said, “We are training the doctors and the staff on how to tackle the emergencies. During emergencies, golden hours are very crucial. So, the staff can safeguard the patients and also take care of their colleagues as well.”

“We have to be ready at all the times to face any kind of emergency. If we are better prepared then, we can minimize the injuries and save the life of people. so we decided to request the NDRF to train our doctors and staff members.” added Dr Pankaja Agal, Deputy Dean, BLY Nair hospital.

The training program has been launched in Nair hospital and will continue for 3 days.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra Dr Sarika Patil, assistant medical officer, Nair Hospital said, “Thousands of patients visit Civic-run hospital in Mumbai daily. If some untoward incident happens, then how the doctors and the staff should do to handle the situation. That is being trained to the doctors and the staff.”

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