In a months time, the state-run JJ hospital will get two bicycles for emergency purposes. These cycles will be used by the security guards in need of an emergency. This decision was taken by the state government owing to the large space of the hospital. Apart from Mumbai, other Maharashtra's seven state-run hospitals will get two bicycles.
The present campus, the largest of any of the Medical Colleges in Mumbai, is spread out over 44 acres in the Byculla area of South Mumbai. The campus has a total of 45 wards, 5 hostels, and 7 canteens. It also provides residential facilities to its teaching faculty, resident doctors, medical students, nurses and other hospital workers. However, this large campus becomes a hindrance when it comes to emergency cases. It takes 15-20 mins to reach to a particular ward and so the state government thought of providing cycles to the security guards who will be able to use it in the case of dire emergency. “We are doing it on an experimental basis. I know, that security guard are more and cycles are less. But if this experiment becomes successful then we will increase the number of cycles,” said Lahane, Dean, JJ hospital.
“For now this is only for the state-run hospital. If this works out, then we will think of implementing it in civic-run hospitals as well,” said Pravin Shingare, chief of directorate of medical education and research (DMER)
Along with this, apart from male security guards, there will be 30% female security guards who will be made available at the earliest. These security guards will get their changing rooms.