‘Cleanliness is next to godliness,’ take that into consideration the BMC had organised the ‘Swachata Abhiyan’ competition. As per the information received by the BMC administration, solid waste management department had organised this competition which included hotels, gardens and the hospitals. After which, the Tata Memorial Centre bagged the number one position while Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital (Shatabdi Hospital) bagged the number two position. The Asian Heart Institute was at number 3.
Dr SH Jaffery, Senior PRO, Tata Memorial Centre said, “We make sure that we keep the hospital clean to avoid any kind of infections to the patients. We have put up posters on cleanliness. The garbage disposal is done in a right way. Since many years, we are taking efforts towards keeping the hospital clean.”
Dr Pradip Angre, medical superintendent, Shatabdi Hospital said, “The hospital management takes care that the patients do not contract infections. The aim of the competition was to see which hospitals are concerned about cleanliness.”
He added, “Solid waste management department had organised this competition with the help of an NGO. The survey of the 4 major BMC, private and suburban hospitals was conducted regarding the cleanliness and photos and videos were taken as a proff. After which, the Shatabdi Hospital bagged the award.”