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Ahead of Nisarga, BMC directs hospitals to install power generators

The BMC has directed four civic hospitals treating the coronavirus patients to ensure that there is the least inconvenience to the patients during the impact of cyclone Nisarga.

Ahead of Nisarga, BMC directs hospitals to install power generators
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The Bihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday directed four civic hospitals treating the coronavirus patients to ensure that there is the least inconvenience to the patients during the impact of cyclone Nisarga. These four hospitals are KEM, Nair, Sion and Cooper.

The BMC has asked hospitals to keep all their electrical equipment charged and ready. They have also been told to keep generators on standby, in case of any power failure. This cyclone comes at an unfortunate time when the state is already battling with the most number of COVID-19 cases in the country. The cyclonic storm could further worsen the ongoing crisis as it is said to have an effect on the inundate low-lying areas, especially in Mumbai and uproot trees and electric poles. The BMC commissioner has advised hospitals to ensure that their generators are in working order and there is an undisturbed power supply so that the treatment of patients is not affected. The BMC official speaking of generations stated, "We have also communicated to our COVID hospitals to be prepared and have generators on the standby,"

As Maharashtra braces itself for the landfall of Cyclone Nisarga while already battling a pandemic, the BMC had earlier issued do's and don'ts for the people to follow. Cyclone Nisarga is expected to make landfall near Alibaug with threatening wind speeds of approximately 100 km per hour. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted low lying areas in Mumbai to be affected. The IMD has further predicted moderate rainfall in most parts of the metropolis and heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated places over the next 24 hours.

A day before Cyclone Nisarga hits Mumbai, the Police Commissioner of the city issued curfew orders under section 144 which restricts any presence or movement of individuals in public places along the coast like beaches, promenades, parks and other such places near the coastline to prevent loss of life and property.

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