Chaos in JLN Hospital following fire mishap in Bhilai Steel Plant

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Oct 2018 11:07:02


Staff Reporter,


THE JLN Hospital, Sector-9 in Bhilai turned into an emergency medical centre with over two dozen injured in the blast at Bhilai Steel Plant admitted for treatment, and the bodies of the deceased kept in the mortuary for medico-legal formalities. The sudden rush of injured from BSP came as a shock for the staff of the BSP hospital. There was utter chaos and confusion at the hospital casualty. But timely intervention by the police and district administration provided much-needed relief to the injured.

A large team of doctors and paramedical staff were attending to victims. Police and district administration officials were supervising law and order. Scores of relatives of victims were seen wailing at the hospital turning it into a place of mourning. All victims were brought from BSP till late afternoon one by one in ambulance to the casualty.

Hundreds of BSP employees and residents of nearby sectors rushed to JLN Hospital on hearing about the worst-ever blast tragedy. Relatives of the deceased could be seen weeping inconsolably. The police and hospital staff had a tough time controlling the surging crowds of onlookers.

Political leaders Cabinet Minister, Prem Prakash Pandey, MLA, Arun Vora, State PCC Chief, Bhupesh Baghel, Mayor, Devendra Yadav, former ministers, and other leaders rushed to the hospital to know about the situation and were also meeting the relatives of deceased and injured victims and consoling them.


Divisional Commr, other officials take stock of accident victims

DURg Division Commissioner, Dilip Wasniker to take the stock of the situation following the major fire mishap at Coke Oven Battery 11 of Bhilai Steel Plant reached JLN Hospital, Sector-9 Bhilai. He inquired about those victims admitted in the Burn Unit of JLN Hospital from the doctors and directed them to provide the best possible treatment to the burn victims.
During his visit to the hospital he also met with BSP-CEO, M Ravi and other senior officials and collected information. Present on the occasion were Deputy Commissioner, K K Agrawal and SDM, Kailash Verma.
Earlier to him IG, J P Singh, Collector, Umesh Agrawal and SSP, Dr Sanjeev Shukla after receiving the news of the accident in BSP reached JLN Hospital and inquired about the victims and the quality of treatment being provided to them. Collector, Umesh Agrawal directed the hospital management to provide them best possible treatment to the victims. They also met with the victims family members and consoled them to have patience and be brave to overcome the situation. Collector, Umesh Agrawal and SSP
Dr Sanjeev Shukla also visited the accident spot inside BSP and also held discussion with BSP-CEO, M Ravi regarding the mishap.


Pall of gloom descends on twin cities after death of 9 BSP workers


A pall of gloom descended on twin cities Bhilai-Durg after death of 9 employees after gas leak at battery no 11 of Coke Oven in Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) on Tuesday. In last six decades, it was the biggest mishap or tragedy reported at BSP and still 14 other employees are in critical condition and undergoing treatment at BSP Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital and Research Centre.
Because of this tragedy many organizations cancelled the celebration of Navratri and decided to celebrate only rituals of the festival. Many of people gathered at hospitals for getting information of critical patients. ‘We were shocked after getting news of this big mishap’ said Ashutosh Verma, professor and a resident of Padmanabhpur colony in Durg city. It has also been reported that conditions of four injured was serious.
‘It happened all of a sudden when we heard the noise of blast and flames of fire in Coke Oven battery 11. We also saw bodies and got scared of it’ said Avinash Pandey, BSP employee who works in ERS of plant.
Meanwhile Arun Vora, MLA of Durg Urban also visited hospital and met family members of the injured and deceased and conveyed his condolence and also enquired about the health of injured people from doctors. Saroj Pandey, MP Rajya Sabha and general secretary of BJP also expressed her grief over this mishap and visited hospital to enquire about the health of injured personnel. In some of the places like temples and other religious centers, people gathered in large numbers and prayed for well being of injured people.