Friday, February 6, 2009
Awareness Workshop (05Feb2009) at Kalimpong: Medical Response to Disaster
The NDMA together with the Army Authorities (33Corps) held a one day Awareness Workshop on "Medical Response to Disaster" at Kalimpong on 05Feb2009.
The NDMA was represented by officers and personnel of 106 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Battalion at Kolkata. The Chief Guest was the GOC 27 Mtn Division, Gen VK Pillai and the resource persons were included STH besides govt and medical officers.
The workshop was followed by elaborate and detailed demonstration by army medical corp personnel on casualty evacation, setting up of emergency treatment and information centres and a line-up of equipment used by the NDRF in disasters.
STH was involved with the workshop in liaising with army and civilians and inviting NGOs, providing data/photographs of landslide disasters and of course delivering a lecture :The Need of the Hour".
Approx 50 people of Kalimpong attended the workshop.
My thanks to the NDMA and Army for holding this workshop at Kalimpong and allowing STH to participate in it. My thanks also to all members of STH who helped in planning and executing our role in the workshop