Drishti welcomes govt move to re-float beach safety tenders


 Days after Goa government announced plans to re-float tenders for beach safety and lifeguard services, M/s Drishti Services currently discharging these duties along Goa’s beach belt, welcomed the move.
In a press communiqué issued here Tuesday, Chairman and Managing Director Rajiv Somani said, “We are sure that the new tender will raise the standards already set by us and increase the effectiveness of the service by enhancing the specifications of the infrastructure.” 
Somani pointed out that Drishti being a single agency operating the entire service in the State was a critical factor of its success as it enabled a coordinated management team to ensure a consistent quality of service across all beaches.
Presently, the agency has over 480 Goan lifeguards in its team and the agency has allayed fears and has assured Goa that its services are cent per cent operational. Somani has admitted that there are some issues concerning its equipment and infrastructure, “but we are working closely with the government to resolve them,” he said
The Chairman and Managing Director in his note said that the agency has focused solely on saving lives and have functioned with dedication and professionalism. Releasing its performance chart, Somani has disclosed that the agency has intervened in 955 incidents involving 1,420 victims. 
“We have witnessed 32 drowning deaths, but 31 victims were reached, recovered and provided CPR except one,” said Somani. [H]