COIMBATORE:Ahead of Deepavali, the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) and the Fire and Rescue Services Department have prepared themselves to attend to fire-related cases.
“Both the Casualty and Trauma wards are already on high alert to attend to fire-related cases as Deepavali is approaching,” R Soundravel, Resident Medical Officer of CMCH, told Express.
“A team of doctors has been formed to attend to victims of fires. Facilities and medicines to treat such patients have been made ready,” he added.
The Fire and Rescue Services Department has started conducting awareness programmes. It is distributing pamphlets, making announcements in public places like bus stands, railway stations and markets about the safety measures to be followed while celebrating Deepavali. It is also organising rallies of school students. Coimbatore Divisional Officer R G Jayakanthan said that all eight station officers in the division had been directed to conduct awareness programmes and to take precautionary measures.
“Fire engines will be put on stand by in places like Gandhipuram, Ukkadam, RS Puram and Singanallur, apart from the fire stations,” he added.