In sprawling locations like multi-speciality hospitals or smaller ones like clinics or nursing homes, the best way to regulate footfalls and alert newbies on safety protocols in time, is the humble sign or signboard. Wayfinding guidance, safety alerts like location of sanitizers, mask warnings etc. are conveyed quick, straight and easy to anyone who enters the premises and wants to find his exact ward or desired destination. In sheer cost terms, the benefits outweigh the expenses for sure.

But before that, it would be wise to get expert advice as to which signs to place where, what material to use and what size etc. Here’s where Prolite’s expert team comes in. The company provides free service including site inspection to prepare a strategic blueprint for the entire job and present a neatly sewed up plan in sync with best civic and fire safety or related protocols, for the client.

Even though the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had recently told the Bombay High Court (HC) that it does not anticipate the third wave of Covid to hit the city, for now, the civic body however continues to set up jumbo hospitals.

Interestingly, the civic body has got Mumbai’s private hospitals/firms to run five jumbo Covid centres - BKC, Dahisar, Malad, Somaiya grounds (Sion) and Kanjurmarg.

Management of these five jumbo covid care centres by the private hospitals/firms for three months will place a burden of Rs 105 crore on the civic body's coffers.

However, the civic officials have justified the move by saying that they are preparing for the worst. "Even as we are not anticipating the third wave, for now, we still do not know for sure what will happen in the near future. Hence keeping that in mind, we will keep the jumbo covid centres activated. We have not given work orders to these organisations. Only in case of a third wave, work orders will be issued to these organisations in phases," said a senior civic official.

There can be no doubt that this is the kind of move most required in these uncertain times and the saying “Prevention is better than cure” is apt to describe it. But given all that the “I” ’s are not dotted and “T” ’s not crossed unless the safety signages-photoluminescent or plain- are not installed as well.



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