New Delhi: In the wake of Surat coaching centre inferno, the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) on Monday said that they have started the inspection of coaching centres in the city. Whether the coaching centres are following fire safety norms will be under the scanner of fire services.Chief Fire Officer (DFS) Atul Garg told Millennium Post that in the four areas identified as Kalu Sarai, Karol Bagh, Laxmi Nagar and Mukherjee Nagar they have sent their teams. “A meeting was held among senior fire officials in which we decided to start the inspection. Four teams were formed for the purpose,” said Garg adding that at the first inspection being conducted on those coaching centres which are situated in high rise buildings. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarA DFS official said that they will also prepare a report in this regard. They have started a drive to thoroughly check the premises for fire safety. They will also write to the Delhi government if negligence found, added the official. The areas where inspection has begun are the hub of various coaching centres. The DFS data claimed that in the year 2017 around 1,883 buildings were given fire NOCs whereas, 2,618 different types of structures including residential, educational buildings got no objection certificates in 2018. According to Delhi Fire Services (DFS) website, the national capital with its ever-increasing population in far-flung colonies and crowded localities and unplanned growth has always been a city with heavy fire risk.
Kolkata: A rare arterial switch surgery has given a fresh lease of life to a month-old baby who was brought to a city hospital from Jharkhand’s Dhanbad. The patient was in critical condition when his family members brought him to the private hospital in Kolkata. The 38-day-old boy was taken to a local doctor who told the family members that there was nothing seriously wrong with the patient. However, as his condition deteriorated, the family members decided to shift the baby to Kolkata. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThe baby was severely dehydrated when taken to the hospital. He was admitted to the hospital under Dr Subhendu Mandal. After primary investigation, Dr Mandal and his team put the baby under ventilation. Soon, he started the baby with prostaglandin infusion to stabilise his condition. The baby was diagnosed with transposition of great arteries with small patent ductus arteriosus. The doctors performed the arterial switch procedure on the patient, to correct transposition of the great arteries. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersDr Mandal along with Dr Manoj Daga carried out a detailed assessment on the child’s condition with multiple tests, both cardiac and non-cardiac and took all precautionary measures needed. An accurate anatomical diagnosis was done by echocardiography to get a clear picture of his condition. A thorough screening of comorbidity factors like infection, poor nutrition, deranged liver and kidney function and abnormal neurological condition helped Dr Mandal to take the correct medical decision. This was an extremely critical case for the doctors as the mother had lost her babies in two previous occasions. Dr Mandal, senior consultant, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, who carried out the operation, said: “Such a rare defect happens to 1 in 3,300 newborn infants. Success rate in these cases is less. In the Western world, we have only 3% mortality, while developing world stands at 15%. It was a difficult decision for us to carry out the operation. We went ahead and successfully switched the great arteries to their natural position and transferred the coronary artery without any damage during the 190 minutes long procedure and cross clamp time of total 85mins.”