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Sagar Hospitals Sets an Example of Emergency Preparedness

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Sagar Hospitals, on Sunday, executed a real-time emergency protocol when the staff members noticed smoke coming out of the power-backup UPS room located in the fourth floor, Kumaraswamy Layout branch. While there was no fire at the hospital, short circuit was the cause of the smoke.

 

Meanwhile, the hospital management also alerted the Karnataka State Fire and Emergency Services Department, nearest police station and partner hospital in the vicinity. As per the emergency protocol, the evacuation plan was put in motion immediately; a number of 68 patients were evacuated. Most critical patients were shifted to the Sagar Hospital’s main branch in Tilak Nagar, and the remaining stable patients were shifted to a well-equipped partner hospital under the supervision of Sagar Hospital medical team. Sagar Hospitals is happy to share that the response time from the time of noticing the smoke to evacuation of patients was less than 90 minutes.

 

Speaking on the commendable evacuation process, Ravindra Pai, CEO, Sagar Hospitals said, “We take such critical incidents very seriously. An internal enquiry has already been undertaken along with all the necessary precautionary measures. But, otherwise, there has not been any incident related concerns. Hospital is functioning as normal and all departments have resumed work as of Sunday evening. The Sagar Hospitals management would like to formally acknowledge the hard work of its staff members and all other authorities for their timely response.”

 

About Sagar Hospitals

Sagar Hospitals is a nationally recognized organization with NABH accreditation. With the mission to offer world class Health­care services with an emphasis on quality, efficiency and reliability, Sagar Hospitals have set high standards based on these parameters with two tertiary care multi-specialty hospitals.

Source: Newsvior

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