10 Covid services in Surat issued notices over hearth security measures

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THE SURAT hearth division has issued notices on 10 Covid care centres and hospitals within the metropolis or not following hearth security measures following an audit on Monday.

Around 100 non-public hospitals and Covid care centres are treating sufferers throughout Surat metropolis. To guarantee the protection of sufferers, docs and paramedical employees at such services, the hearth division Monday surveyed 18 such locations throughout the eight municipal zones of Surat metropolis, officers mentioned.

The 10 services that have been discovered missing in hearth security measures embody Navkar Covid Care centre, Samras Covid care centre, Covid centres run in neighborhood halls at Althan and Bhatar, Vaishali hospital, Shivam hospital, Jeevandeep hospital, Capital hospital, Nityani hospital, and Teja hospital, they added.

On Saturday, a significant hearth broke out at Welfare Hospital in Bharuch probably on account of a spark within the ventilator with mattress quantity 5 in ICU-1 ward of the power. Sixteen Covid-19 sufferers and two nurses have been killed within the incident. On April 25, 16 Covid-19 sufferers have been rescued after a fireplace broke out within the ICU of Ayush Hospital, a personal hospital in Surat metropolis.

Following the 2 incidents, the Surat Municipal Corporation’s hearth division laid out a method to stop recurrences. “We had sent our team to Bharuch to understand how the fire broke out, how the rescue operation was carried, what things are needed, and what are the things to be considered to save the lives of patients and doctors. We have recently witnessed a fire in Ayush Hospital in Surat city, too. Now, we have decided to deploy fire engines and staff near a group of hospitals or at a distance of around one kilometre round the clock. This is to ensure quick response in case a fire breaks out at night. We have also planned that every night two fire engines along with officers will patrol areas, especially which have a cluster of Covid hospitals,” SMC Chief Fire Officer Basant Pareek mentioned. Fire officers additionally carried out a mock drill at United Green Hospital.