CCTVs, passes, armed guards to ensure stricter security at civic hospitals
The BMC commissioner, who called a meeting of
The meeting, held at the BMC headquarters on Monday evening, was also attended by additional municipal commissioner I A Kundan, director (medical education) Dr Avinash Supe, deputy municipal commissioner Sunil Dhamne, deputy municipal commissioner Ramesh Pawar and BMC chief security officer Dattatray Patil. The deans of all the three civic hospitals were also present at the meeting.
Henceforth, passes of different colours will be given to patients and their relatives. It will be necessary to wear these prominently while in the hospital premises.
The commissioner has empowered security officials at the public hospitals to regularly check CCTV footage to monitor any persons entering the hospital without a pass. A police complaint can be lodged against such persons. The commissioner has also directed the hospitals to identify the entry points to all the hospitals and to ensure that valid entry is allowed only through these.
Additional security at hospitals