Coordinated intervention by the Revenue, Health and Police Departments in the rescue mission in the wake of the COVID 19 outbreak has helped reduce the death toll in the Karipur plane crash. District Collector Samba Siva Rao led the rescue operation at the Kozhikode Collectorate on Friday night. The control room at the collectorate was opened as soon as the information about the accident was received. About 100 ambulances from the district were sent to the airport to take the injured to hospitals. Police patrolled the road all night to facilitate the movement of ambulances from the airport to the hospitals.
In addition to the Medical College Hospital and the Beach General Hospital, private hospitals in the city have been set up to treat the injured. Revenue officials, including deputy collectors, were were given the task of coordinating the treatments at each hospital. Under the leadership of thr District Medical Officer Dr. Jayasree V, NHM Program Manager Dr Naveen, instructions were given to various hospitals for emergency treatment through the special control room of the health department. Rescue efforts were accelerated as locals rushed to the scene to save the lives of the victims.
Disaster Management Authority (DMA) Deputy Collector Shamin Sebastian took the lead in bringing volunteers and locals to the blood banks of the respective hospitals to make blood available for those in need of treatment. All the fear for the pandemic were ignored and the young men rushed to donate blood.