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P. D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre holds Fire and Physical Safety Awareness Week

During the week-long activity, employees were apprised of various safety measures to adopt in case of an emergency

P. D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre continued its efforts to educate and demonstrate the need to be trained for emergencies not only at the hospital but wherever one might be. The hospital in its continuing education for safety awareness organized a 07-day workshop from March 4thto 9th, 2019 for its employees to educate them about the latest techniques and make them learn a few tricks that could save lives.

The workshop was held in association with Civil Defense and Fire Department, Govt. of Maharashtra. Several officials from the respective departments visited the hospital to educate and demonstrate the various techniques. Speaking at the inauguration of the workshop, Mr. S. B. Kharbade, Dy. Chief Fire Officer, Govt. of Maharashtra said, “Disasters other than natural are in our hands to control. The common people should also know about the measures to adopt in case of calamities like fire or a chemical spillage. It is imperative that every organization conducts such workshop and acquaint its employees so that those educated can then go home and teach or discuss such measures and thus spread awareness. I am glad that P. D. Hinduja Hospital has been conducting such workshops every year and also updating its employees regarding safety.”

Other dignitaries present for the inaugural session were: Mr. Anil Parab, Divisional Fire Officer, Govt. of Maharashtra; Mr. S. B. Karade, Divisional Fire Officer; Mr. Vinod Mayekar, Additional Divisional Fire Officer; Mr. Harishchandra Girkar, Additional Divisional Fire Officer; Mr. Devendra Patil, Additional Divisional Fire Officer and Mr. Milind Gadankush, Sr. Police Inspector, Mahim Police Station.

Mr. Joy Chakraborty, COO, P. D. Hinduja Hospital said at the inaugural session, “The hospital believes in ‘Safety First’ of its patients and employees. Every year we conduct such workshops to educate our employees and update them on the various safety aspects to be adopted in case of an emergency. The hospital is also thankful to the Fire Department, Govt. of Maharashtra; Civil Defense personnel; Women’s Self-Defense Centre; State Fire Training Centres for taking time out and conduct this program.”

During the week-long workshop, employees were exposed to sessions on Fire-fighting by Mr. Anil Parab & Mr. Devendra Patil from the Fire Department and Mr. Anil Patil from Civil Defense; Mob fury and mob control by Mr. Ramesh Mishra, Consultant to the Ministry of Industrial Safety; Disaster management by Ravindra Wadekar, Deputy Chief Controller, Civil defense; Chemical spillage by Mr. Kiran Hatya, Superintendent, State Fire Training Centre, Govt. of Maharashtra. Apart from this Mr. Vipul Suru, Trainer from Women’s Self-Defense Centre (WSDC), Maharashtra Government also conducted a special session on self-defense for women. Besides Hinduja Hospital employees, these sessions were also attended by employees from Nanavati Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, Lilavati Hospital and various other hospitals across the city.

The hospital also conducted quiz and poster competitions during the week to keep the training interactive and spread the awareness of Fire Safety and Physical Safety.

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