Sassoon Hospital introduces battery operated vehicles to shift patients

Earlier, the task of moving patients from one building to another was done by using wheelchairs or with the aid of a stretcher. It was difficult to move the patients manually

Sassoon Hospital introduces battery operated vehicles to shift patients

Patients in Sassoon Hospital will soon be taken from one ward to another or from one building to another with the help of battery operated vehicles. The Pune hospital has introduced two battery operated vehicles since August 15.

These vehicles will now take patients from one ward to another. They will also be used to carry dead bodies from hospital building to the morgue in the hospital campus.

Earlier, the task of moving patients from one building to another was done by using wheelchairs or with the aid of a stretcher. It was difficult to move the patients manually. Also, these stretchers were not covered with a plastic sheet and so it used to be difficult to move the patients in the monsoon.

Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean of Sassoon’s B J Medical College, said, “The vehicles are covered. This will give more protection to patients. We have run all the trials and then have introduced the vehicle. It is a step forward to give more humane treatment to patients.” Vandana Chanvan, a Rajya Sabha MP inaugurated the facility in the hospital on August 15.