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People of EMS: India


Finnish paramedic Dimitri Lisitsyn travels around the world, meeting people working in EMS in different countries. The blog is published on Asema, a finnish webzine focused on EMS and rescue

Members of the Indian Emergency Medical Services offered me extraordinary hospitality and such an in-depth insight into their EMS that I have included two interviews with […]

Trauma care facilities identified for govt hospitals on NHs

July 19 2019 in United News Of India

New Delhi, Jul 19(UNI) Under the programme Capacity Building for developing trauma care facilities in Government hospitals on National Highways, during 11th and 12th Five Year Plans (FYP), a total of 116 and 85 trauma care facilities (TCFs) respectively were identified and central assistance of Rs 461.8837 crore […]

Tamil Nadu: Government hospitals to offer multidisciplinary trauma care soon

July 18 2019 in Times of India
CHENNAI: As part of its attempt to bring down fatalities due to road accidents, the state government is planning to set up multidisciplinary critical care units in government hospitals across the state, chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said in the assembly on Wednesday.
The state would also upgrade infrastructure in […]

Kolkata: SSKM trauma care unit to start operations in 10 days

KOLKATA: The level-1 trauma care centre at SSKM Hospital inaugurated by Mamata Banerjee on Monday is undergoing fumigation before it starts taking in patients. Hospital sources said it was expected to become functional within the next 10 days.

The centre will equipped to provide neurosurgery, ortho-surgery, general surgery, CTVS (cardio-thoracic and vascular surgery), plastic surgery and […]

” Make India Number One In Disaster Management “

Amit Shah attends a conference on capacity building of disaster response forces

New Delhi:
A clear “chain of command” should be in place when multiple stakeholders get on-board to combat disaster and government agencies should ensure that India becomes a top-notch nation for managing such emergencies, Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday.
The minister was speaking […]

NDMA to conduct Multi-State Earth quake Mock Exercise in Delhi, NCR States

First Major Exercise in the 100-day Action Plan of the Centre

NEW DELHI, WEDNESDAY: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with the State Governments will conduct a Mock Exercise on earthquake preparedness on Friday (June 28, 2019). The exercise aims to improve preparedness and response mechanisms of the local administration in the event of […]

Government of India Ministry of Home Affairs

14 MAY 2019 7:19PM by PIB Delhi
India to co-chair Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

India is unanimously chosen as co-chair of the Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) for the fiscal year 2020. The decision was taken during the CG meeting of GFDRR […]

Disaster Management Authority updates monsoon readiness plan

Published: 13th May 2019 / New Indian Express

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With barely a month before the monsoon, the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) has come out with an upgraded version of the ‘Monsoon Preparedness and Emergency Response Plan’.

The plan streamlines the roles and responsibilities of around 29 departments, Central agencies, district disaster management authorities and the State Emergency […]

How telemedicine is transforming health care in India

In 1953, the doctor-population ratio in India was 1:6,300, meaning that for every one doctor there were 6,300 non-doctors – or to put it in another way, 6,300 potential patients. The World Health Organization has a recommended doctor population of 1:1,000. Thankfully, while the number of Indians has trebled since 1953, the number of doctors […]


There has to be closer integration between climate adaptation plans and management of disaster risks that engages local communities deeply, new research shows

Although climate change would lead to more natural disasters such as storms, cyclones, droughts and floods, the linkages between adaptation plans and disaster risk management are weak in India and the rest of […]