In recent months, hotels and villas around Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa have reported an increase in drowning and near drowning cases, many sadly involving children holidaying. BIMC Siloam Nusa Dua is constantly reminding the hospitality community that the speed in which first aid and medical care is given has a major impact on the survival of those involved.
Often accommodation staff are unaware a guest may be drowning or hasn’t the emergency medical skills to effectively deal with a water rescue and resuscitate those in trouble. To reduce drowning casualties, BIMC Siloam Nusa Dua is committed to providing emergency response training for hotel and tourism businesses throughout Nusa Dua area.
On Feb 7, BIMC Siloam Nusa Dua held a drowning simulation drill and training program involving 33 staff and the emergency rescue team from the Grand Mirage Resort Tanjung Benoa. Dr IGM Wijaya Putra, head of the emergency department at BIMC Siloam Nusa Dua, said such simulation is hugely beneficial and should be conducted on a regular basis. “Our typical ambulance response time to the Grand Mirage Resort Tanjung Benoa would be about five minutes, which is impressive and with improved medical emergency skills amongst staff, we feel confident and prepared to mitigate such incidents.”