In recent months, BIMC hospitals have reported an increase in drowning and near drowning cases, many sadly involving children holidaying at hotels and villa complexes. BIMC 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 the person or people involved.
Often onlookers will either not know the person is 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 is committed to providing emergency response training for hotel and tourism businesses throughout Bali.
On June 10 BIMC held a drowning simulation drill and training program involving 36 staff and the emergency rescue team from the Conrad Resort Bali. Suryaningrat Wirawanto, the resort’s Learning & Development Manager, said such simulation is hugely beneficial and should be conducted on a regular basis. “The typical ambulance response time from BIMC Hospital to the Conrad is about six minutes, which is very impressive and with our improved medical emergency skills amongst staff, we feel confident and prepared for such incidents.”