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Gurgaon hospitals make special arrangements

Several hospitals in the city have made special arrangements to tackle any untoward incident during Diwali.

india Updated: Oct 24, 2011 00:37 IST
Divya Sethi

Several hospitals in the city have made special arrangements to tackle any untoward incident during Diwali.

Many doctors will be on special duty when their families celebrate the festival of light with the rest of the country.

"I wish residents could celebrate the festival without crackers which are threats to safety. We see accidents every year. But at the same time, we would be ready with our team of doctors for any emergency situation," said Dr Naresh Trehan, chairman of Medanta, the Medicity.

The hospital is also taking part in a campaign called ‘Breathfree’. The initiative launched by pharmaceutical firm Cipla aims to convince more and more people to celebrate the festival with diyas (lamps) rather than crackers so that others can breathe freely.

On Diwali, our OPD is closed but a team of specialist doctors would be available round the clock. And in case of emergency we would be available to attend to patient,” said Dr Praveen Kumar, medical superintendent of Paras Hospital. Some hospitals like Artemis Health Institute will provide care on phone calls in case of any emergency.

“We will be ready to attend patients on Diwali since our departments, including the intensive care unit is fully operational on that day" said Dr Devlina Chakravarty, chief operation officer of Artemis.