Chief Minister inaugurates new Emergency Medical Services centre at Bhatia Hospital
Mumbai, May 23, 2017: Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis inaugurated a new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department at Bhatia Hospital in Tardeo on Tuesday. The advanced unit has been developed by the hospital through funding by the KD Jalan Foundation.
The chief minister said, "This state-of-the-art medical emergency service at Bhatia Hospital will add to the medical care in the city of Mumbai. When it comes to emergencies, early response is the key but in a city like Mumbai where we have so much traffic it is difficult to provide service. In this centre I could see all the emergency equipment needed to anticipate all types of emergencies. For emergencies I feel this is a one stop solution and Bhatia hospital is very renowned and old hospital of Mumbai and when institutes like KD Jalan Foundation and Bhatia hospital come together they do wonders for society. I wish that every patient who comes here is healed. This facility will serve many people and the purpose for which KD Jalan Foundation has set this up will be served"
The EMS department boasts of state-of-art facilities, is centrally air-conditioned and has a strong infrastructure consisting of beds which are monitored for various essential parameters including ECG, respiratory rate, BP, O2 saturation etc. With a central supply of medical gases, the services in the department are in close proximity to diagnostic facilities in the hospital like MRI, CT, Radiology-Imaging-X-Ray, Ultrasound, 2 D Echo, Endoscopy etc making it easy to promptly investigate patients. Patients can also be seamlessly transported to the OT or ICU for further treatment.
The EMS is geared to handle all types of medical emergencies like trauma, mass disasters, poisoning, heart attacks, strokes, etc. It will be manned at all times by specialised doctors and trained nurses and treatment protocols will be standardised at par with NABH/ JCI standards. The department is also well equipped with ventilators, BIPAPs, Crash carts with Defibrillators, Stretcher beds etc.
Said Dr. Rajeev Boudhankar, CEO, Bhatia Hospital, “The EMS will be beneficial to residents of South Mumbai as well as those from Central Mumbai since Bhatia Hospital is accessible from almost all sides. The department is armed with state-of-the-art equipment to handle all kinds of emergencies. It will also have specialised doctors and nurses 24x7.”