Three day online training on Building Resilience of Health Facilities begins

Srinagar: Three days’ online training on Building Resilience of Health Facilities was organised by the Department of Disaster Management, Govt of J&K in collaboration with National Institute of Disaster Management and GeoHazards Society.
Speaking on the occasion Aamir Ali, Nodal Officer SEOC said that J&K has experienced its share of natural disasters in terms of Earthquake of 2005, Floods of 2014 and numerous other incidents and that its essential that our Health facilities continue to remain functional during and after a disaster, without interruption, so that they are able to respond immediately to the medical requirements. He said that in order to achieve reliance in health care facilities we need to adopt a multi-prong and interdisciplinary approach, take structural as well as non structural measures in the healthcare infrastructure, mainstream disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response planning. He said it is important to enhance the capacity of our emergency medical response and mass casualty management, by developing and training medical teams and paramedics. He said that Lal Ded Hospital and the Bones & Joints Hospital Barzulla additional blocks are being constructed with World Bank Funding and both these hospital buildings have been conceived as Earthquake and Flood Resistant Structures, which will continue to remain functional even during and after an earthquake or a flood. Others who spoke on the first day included Dr Hari Kumar Regional Coordinator GeoHazards International, Professor Chandan Gosh Faculty NIDM, RC Sharma Former Director, Delhi Fire Services, V Suresh National Chairman India Gren Building Council, Dr Garima Aggarwal Senior Consultant NDMA and moderated by Sakshi Consultant GeoHazard Society

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