Dean inspects arrangements: 20 beds ward ready
Government Medical College and Hospital (Medical) has started its independent disaster management department to deal with disasters like building collapse, floods, bomb blasts, fire, etc.
Dean Dr Sajal Mitra inspected the ward and gave necessary directions. The state-level disaster infrastructure has issued alerts this year to deal with heavy rains, floods and other natural disasters while the government has directed all government hospitals to keep their disaster management departments on alert.
Following the directions, a 20 beds ward was created in the medicine casualty department. Deputy dean Dr Dinkar Kumbhalkar, medical superintendent Dr Rakesh Gosavi, Drs Moh Faizal, Gupta, Girish Bhuyar, Namita Kodvate, Matron Dongre, Narsinh Devervad, Nisha Bhati and others were present.
It may be noted that each bed in the disaster management ward would be provided with central oxygen and suction apparatus while one ventilator. Other than these, five beds each had been reserved for disaster patients in ward number 25 and in the trauma step down the department. The stock of essential medicines had been provided.
At night, Medical Students Consumer Cooperative Drug stores would provide the medicines.
Doctors will be available 24X7. The disaster management ward would have round the clock services of doctors from ENT, surgery, orthopedics, medicine and other specialties. Six in-charge nurses would also be on duty.
The work schedule after incidents of disasters like building collapse, floods, bomb
blasts, fire etc, the dean would be informed first that the victims are being brought to the hospital.
After his confirmation and according to his directions, the further process would be conducted. The PRO and PSM department have been given the responsibility of providing this information to the government machinery. The disaster management committee will be headed by Dean Dr Sajal Mitra and Dr Uday Narlavar would be member and convenor. Other members would be Drs Yogendra Bansod, Raj Gajbhiye, Naresh Tirpude, Moh Faizal while Dr Rajesh Gosavi would be a member secretary.
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