Mumbai: BMC prepares SOP to tackle chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack


After monsoon, cyclone and earthquake preparedness, the Mumbai civic body has prepared a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to tackle Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks. The SOP includes an off-site plan, which is Geographic Information System (GIS)-enabled, giving details of shelters, transportation and medical facilities nearby in the event of any such attack.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will create a dedicated CBRN unit at KEM, which will later be replicated in all government hospitals.

According to officials, the current plan needs to be strengthened in terms of assigning responsibilities and fixing liability in case of an emergency.

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Source: The Indian Express