STUDY OF SECURITY SHORT COMINGS AND THEIR REMEDIAL MEASURES IN A HOSPITAL

Dr (Brig) A. P. Pandit, Mr. Tushar G. Dive, Dr. Anupam Karmakar

Abstract


The facility is considered secure when it has taken proper measures against various threats. The job to keep hospital safe and secure starts right from the management, employees to the security services. As we know hospitals are generally soft targets.. This study was conducted with an aim to analyse existing security of the hospital and to provide necessary guidelines.

In this study a checklist of 219 points was made and used to understand security of the tertiary care hospital in Mumbai. The observatory study was conducted for this research. Data was collected with the help of observation done on site.

It was observed that the hospital was not secure and could match to only 55% of total points of checklist which is very low. Recommendations and necessary guidelines to handle various vulnerabilities are provided for making hospital secure.

Keywords


Hospital Security, Remedial Measures, Risk factors, Vicarious responsibility,

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