Senior firefighter fainting during firefighting operation; positive tests for COVID-19


Bombay: A senior Firefighters staff tested positive for COVID-19[female[feminine when he had to be taken to hospital for treatment after fainting during firefighting in Marol Thursday morning.

City Fire Chief Prabhat Rahangdale told Mirror Online that Deepak gosh, who is posted as a divisional fire officer (DFO) in Marol is stable. “He was kept under observation,” he said.

Sources from the fire department said Ghosh had a low fever on Tuesday. He took office on Wednesday, however. “He was planning to see a doctor on Thursday,” sources said.

Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, the fire control room was alerted by a fire at the Nanddham Industrial Estate in the company Marol Udyog Co-op Ltd, in Andheri (East). It was a level II fire on the ground floor of a 14-story building that housed a bank. Ghosh along with 4 other officials and firefighters rushed for firefighting operations. The fire was extinguished around 8 a.m.

Ghosh passed out during firefighting operations and was rushed to the Nanavati Hospital in an ambulance and admitted to the hospital emergency department.

Rahangdale said Ghosh tested positive for COVID-19 and that a “mild pneumoniatic patch” was seen in the lungs for computed tomography. “He’s stable but under observation,” Rahangdale said.

In addition to Ghosh, 22 other firefighters, including officers, are currently hospitalized following the detection of COVID-19. So far, 8 staff members have succumbed to the viral infection.

25 other staff are in home quarantine while 44 have been discharged after treatment.

Until June 20, 98 firefighters had tested positive for COVID-19.