Brave medical staff avert major fire accident in Tripura hospital

They took all the risk and tackled the situation by using a blanket in a smooth manner

A bold effort of medical staff in Tripura's prime referral healthcare facility- GBP hospital averted a major fire accident on Friday.
Dr. Sarmista Debbarma and other nursing staff- Kalpana Jamatia (Sister-in-charge), Ujjal Debbarma (Senior Staff nurse), Rita Das (Technician), Sarita Debbarma (senior staff nurse) and Supriya Nahar (Junior Staff Nurse) for their courageous efforts were on duty in the dialysis unit of the hospital.
But, suddenly there was a minor fire incident following an electrical short circuit and panic gripped the patients within a few moments.
The situation could have been different but the courage and presence of mind of the medical staff present at the scene succeeded to prevent the spread of the fire without any major damage.
According to the official, many of the private security guards were also present there at the time of the incident but they lacked the basic knowledge to deal in such a difficult scenario
They all took risk and tackled the situation by using a blanket in a smooth manner. Finally, the local fire service personnel reached the spot after receiving information about the incident. The Fire Service crew reportedly took only 20 seconds to attend the call.
 The medical staff of GBP hospital tackled a fire in incident by using blanket.
Image: The medical staff of GBP hospital tackled a fire in incident by using blanket.
Anindya Kumar Bhattacharya, Director of Fire and Emergency Services department, who visited the spot soon after the incident, appreciated the efforts made by the lady doctor and other staff. He also recommended an award for the team.
According to the official, many of the private security guards were also present there at the time of the incident but they lacked the basic knowledge to deal in such a difficult scenario. In this context, he suggested all the staff and security guards to get at least basic knowledge of fire fighting.
The staff of Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) also visited the spot later and found that the total amount of loss was approximately Rs. 3000.
Bhattacharjee said basic training would be arranged in Agartala Fire Service Training School in consultation with the Health Department for all the stakeholders.



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