Mumbai hospitals conduct mock drill to check health infrastructure readiness for COVID-19
Hospitals in Mumbai will conduct mock drills on Tuesday to check the preparedness of health facilities to handle any surge in COVID-19 cases, officials of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
After a rise in cases of COVID-19 in some countries like China, Japan, Brazil and South Korea, the central government has issued guidelines, asking hospitals to conduct mock drills across the country.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday that all state health ministers will participate at their level in the mock drill to be conducted in all Covid-19 hospitals across the country as part of precautionary measures.
In Mumbai, the public-run Seven Hills Hospital (with 1,700 beds) and Kasturba Hospital (35 beds), the government-run Gama Hospital (100 beds) and St. George Hospital (70 beds) are among the medical facilities conducting mock training. , Tata Hospital (16 beds), and Jagjeevan Ram Hospital (12 beds).
The government-run JJ Hospital has also said that it is conducting this type of training.