As soon as Dr Jagdish Chahal heard the news of a blast in Dadar, he rushed to the casualty of KEM Hospital. “Within 30 minutes, almost 22 orthopaedic surgeons gathered to manage the situation,” he said.
Almost 200 in-house resident doctors of Bombay Hospital dispersed in five intensive care units when news about the blasts came in. “We were sending the injured patients straight to the intensive care units,” said Dr Sagar Sakle, chief medical officer of Bombay Hospital.
Dr Manoj Mishra, orthopaedic surgeon from Saifee Hospital says all doctors were called in to handle the load. “Doctors had reached the hospital the moment they saw the news on TV,” said Dr Abhay Munde, an ophthalmic surgeon from St George Hospital.
Dr A Chowdhary, medical superintendent from GT Hospital said every helper along with his family reached the hospital to handle the patients.
“By 7pm on Wednesday a team of 30 doctors had gathered. In such situations we always have back up teams,” said Dr Ravi Rananavare,dean, Nair Hospital.