LokSabha 2019: PMC Health Department all set for the polling day

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 23 April 2019

The PMC said there are 552 polling stations, which will have 568 first aid kits.

PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has published a booklet enlisting the hospitals near polling booths and emergency contacts in the event of an emergency during polling on Tuesday (April 23). 

Moreover, the department has made available 568 first aid kits at the 552 polling stations within its limits for voters as well as staff at polling booths.

The kits will be available at the polling stations in Parvati, Shivajinagar, Hadapsar, Kothrud, Cantonment, Vadgaon Sheri, Kasba Peth and Khadakwasla constituencies. 

The PMC said there are 552 polling stations, which will have 568 first aid kits.

The PMC has provided the nearest hospitals’ emergency numbers as well as cellphone numbers of the respective doctors in the booklet.

The PMC has underlined that voters may experience some heat stroke symptoms due to the sweltering heat.

PMC officials said symptoms that are easily identifiable are fatigue, fever, dry skin, increase in blood pressure and unconsciousness. 

Speaking to Sakal Times, Dr Ramchandra Hankare, Chief of Health Department of the PMC said that there are plenty of precautionary measures taken by the department. 

“We have deployed ambulances and have made available trained professionals as well as first aid kits at the polling booths. We have also tied up with the 108 ambulance service, along with PMC health staff, to tackle any last minute emergency. There are also nine health squads within the PMC limits. The emergency services are both for voters as well as the staff,” he added.

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