Close on the heels of a number of staff of the Nair Hospital falling prey to diseases including dengue and TB, the Municipal Corporation has been made extensive pest control operations at least twice a week mandatory in all its wards.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been asked to check the hospital’s “drinking water quality” by testing it regularly. Around 519 resident doctors live in 209 rooms within the hospital premises. Sanitation drives and pest-control activities also are going to be carried out at regular intervals, as this hospital has nearly 1,230 beds. The chance of medical and para-medical staff contracting diseases is very high. Washrooms, toilets and latrines, currently getting washed twice a day, would now be cleaned/ sanitized regularly. Fogging machines would be pressed into services to ensure that the mosquito larvae are eliminated and their breeding in gutters reduced.