During the Covenant-19 period, hospitals must ensure operational efficiency

There is no greater betrayal when it is turned into a killing field that people believe is a safe haven. The high number of hospital fires in the country over the past two years could be a case of criminal negligence and negligence, taking the most vulnerable. at least Four children are reported dead. A fire broke out on Monday at the Kamla Nehru Children’s Hospital Special Needs Care Unit in Bopol. In early November, Eleven patients have died in a fire in Kovid-19 in Ahmedagar., Maharashtra 10 In March this year, 10 people were killed. Fire at Sun Rice Hospital Mumbai. According to some estimates, these are just the latest in a series of hospital fires that have killed more than 120 people, most of them COVID-19 patients. There have been a number of minor and serious fires in hospitals, the former threatening property and patients and their friends and relatives, and the latter causing death to patients but also to some hospital staff. In most cases, hospital staff had to see patients immediately transferred to other safe rooms.

The link between the increasing hospital fires and the burden of CVD-19 cases is not man-made. Hospital managers and forensic analysts cite a significant number of issues for the establishment of hospitals. The number of people caught in the first and second waves of the epidemic has grown exponentially. Hospitals have tried to expand their facilities to accommodate as many patients as possible, but there has been little time for infrastructure expansion. Beds and mattresses can be washed with short notice, but oxygen cylinders are sometimes unable to add additional power lines or distribute the load with additional transformers or power units. Air conditioners have also been pushed to 24 by 7, certainly not the standard before COVID-19, and for this high energy demand, naturally overloaded existing infrastructure. Single air conditioners were also in full-time service. These have resulted in short circuits of electricity, and perhaps due to the presence of combustible substances – alcohol-based sanitizers, high oxygen and PEE kit – sparks grow into full fires. Not only fire safety audit but also electrical audits are required for hospitals that are overweight during the CVD-19 period. Regions may appoint or encourage such practices to develop a list of priority for small and medium-sized hospitals. Above all, hospitals should remain in healing zones, and to avoid fire hazards, it should be a non-negotiable requirement.

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