The service rendered by workers of NGO Sulabh International at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital when the Delhi High Court blast victims were taken there last week has been lauded by the hospital's Chief Medical Officer.

Over 450 Sulabh International workers, who are deployed in RML Hospital as in other important city hospitals including AIIMS as cleaners and helpers, assisted the hospital staff in carrying critically wounded persons, besides maintaining a high level of hygiene in post-trauma care.

In a letter to Sulabh International Founder Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, RML Hospital CMO appreciated the NGO staff for providing high level of service in such emergency. “The kind of service provided by volunteers of Sulabh International was highly appreciated by the hospital officers and staff, which cannot be expressed in words,” the letter said.

The NGO workers also helped hospital staff at AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital and LNJP Hospital.

Swiftness

Clad in blue-and-orange uniforms, Sulabh workers' first task was to pool in stretchers at the trauma centre and disaster ward. A team of 22 supervisors and hundreds of supporting volunteers coordinated this step in trauma management. The NGO workers were instrumental in bringing blast victims for speedy medical attention.

According to Dr. Pathak: “RML Hospital administration has pointed out that the swiftness of Sulabh workers in carrying bomb blast victims being brought in ambulances, PCR vans and auto-riskshaws to emergency wards helped in saving many lives.” These cleaners and porters, hired by the hospital in 2003, also worked round-the-clock in maintaining hygiene and cleanliness in the emergency wards of the hospital, where the blast survivors have been admitted, he added.

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