A mock drill to check alertness of different agencies to bomb threats was carried out at Christian Medical College Hospital in Vellore on Wednesday.
A Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) along with the personnel from the Vellore Police conducted checks on the movement of patients and verified the documents produced by them.
Agencies connected with the hospital, including security employees, and patients along with their attendants, were involved in the exercise that lasted nearly two hours.
Sniffer dogs were also deployed.
A hospital spokesperson said the exercise gave them an important input about alertness of their employees in case of emergencies.
It was carried out as per the CMCH security contingency plan. The drill was conducted in the wake of the recent bomb blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, where several church-goers died.