There is a reason that hospitals tell people "NO Smoking!" It is not just about the health of patients and medical professionals, either. It has everything to do with the fact that hospitals use lots of different med gases (medical gases) like oxygen and ether to help patients breathe or put them to sleep for surgery. A single spark from a cigarette or pipe can cause a massive fire that leads to explosions.
If your hospital suffered the loss of a wing due to fire and an explosion because of some smoker's carelessness, here is how you can quickly restore everything, including the med gases used in that wing, to better serve patients in need.
Clean Up the Rooms That Survived the Blast
If there are some rooms that appear mostly untouched by the fire, verify with fire marshals and fire investigators that these parts of the damaged wing may still be used for patient care. There are ways to close these areas off from the outdoor elements affecting the opened and damaged sections. If it is safe, all your staff would have to do is clean up these rooms and start preparing them for patients. If your staff does not know quite how to proceed, there are restoration experts that your hospital can hire to help with the job.
Work on Restoring the Medical Gases, Administration Hoses, and Pump Systems
Some of these gas systems in a hospital are all connected to a series of pumps and tanks in a lower level of the hospital. Medical companies responsible for the installation of these systems and the delivery of the gas tanks can check over the systems that feed into the undamaged sections of the damaged wing of the hospital. They can verify if the systems are still usable, and then repair them if they are not. Making these pumps and tank areas functional and accessible again to the part of the hospital wing that you want to reopen is necessary to help patients who may need oxygen, anesthesia for surgery, etc.
Ensure All Electrical Equipment Is Fully Functional
Hospitals heavily rely on electricity. A lot of wiring may have been damaged in the fire. This wiring may affect how the equipment works or does not work in the section you want to reopen. Electrical restoration professionals can fix that, and rewire that part of the wing to its own box so that everything will work while repairs continue on the damaged sections of that same wing of the hospital.