In accordance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for Swachh Bharat, Sir JJ Group of Medical Colleges underwent a cleanliness drive in all four of its affiliated colleges. Every year, such cleanliness drive is carried out in order to spread awareness about cleanliness and hygiene and the areas surrounding the colleges are cleaned before monsoon arrives.
Senior professors, medical officers, nurses, resident doctors, interns and other staff participated in the cleanliness drive. Employees from Public Works Department (PWD) also contributed in the drive. For the better results, the participants were further divided in 35 teams, each team consisting of 50 members and professors acted as coordinators for the teams.
While speaking with My Medical Mantra, Dr Tatyarao Lahane, dean of Sir JJ Group of hospitals said, “Seven trucks of garbage and debris were collected at the end of the cleanliness drive. Rest of the debris will be collected and disposed out by PWD in next two days. Apart from debris, Mosquito breeding sites and usual dirty places were on agenda. All water tanks and drainage lines were cleaned in order to avoid mosquito breeding. The places where small plants and shrubs grew up in the campus were also cleaned.”
Each department in Sir JJ Group of Hospitals carries out cleanliness drive once in a fortnight. Special arrangements are in place in order to avoid mud and water collection on roads.