Kohima, 20 March (MTNews): The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority, Home Department, in collaboration with the Department of Health & Family Welfare and Geo Hazards Society, India, organized a three-day Hospital Disaster Preparedness & Capacity Building Program on 19 March 2024 at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima.

Hospital disaster preparedness & capacity building training commences
During the inaugural program, Jt. CEO, NSDMA, Johnny Ruangmei presented a brief overview of the training, which was followed by a speech from Managing Director NHAK, H&FW, Dr Sendimeren Aonok.

A brief speech was also given by Principal Director, H&FW, Dr Ritu Thur, and a vote of thanks was proposed by Assistant Manager (Training & Education), NSDMA, Khrolou Koza Lohe. The resource persons for the program were Dr Hari Kumar, Pranav, Shivangi, and Tiakala Difusa. The program was chaired by Deputy Director & State Nodal Officer, DM Cell DoH&FW, Dr Nyan Kikon.

The main objective of the training is for doctors and medical practitioners to be prepared for any hazards that Nagaland is vulnerable to. The training also aims to develop Hospital Disaster Management Plans for all District Hospitals, CHCs, and PHCs. Various topics to be covered during the training include earthquake preparedness in Health Facilities, falling hazards and fire hazards risk identification and mitigation, and the formation of Hospital Disaster Management Committees and Incident Response Systems, etc.

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