2009, 2017


The analysis also ranked countries on an overall health-related SDG index
WASHINGTON: India ranks 128th in terms of meeting the […]

909, 2017

Disaster management exercise in Hyderabad on Sep 23

Hyderabad, A joint exercise of armed forces and other agencies to make combined efforts for disaster management would be […]

2408, 2017

Twitter may aid disaster response in real time

Twitter and other social media platforms can help track natural disasters in real time and alert first responders of the […]

1908, 2017

India to host first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise this year: Sushma

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that India will be hosting the first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise in […]

1708, 2017

Students made disaster-ready

Indian Red Cross Society Krishna District, Department of Youth Service and Commissioner of College Education had jointly organised a three […]

1907, 2017

Mobilising a health revolution

It is no longer in the realm of contest if mobile health technologies are beneficial to health delivery and monitoring […]

1807, 2017

Indian researchers develop wireless communication for disaster relief powered by human mobility

Kolkata: Researchers from six Indian institutes, including IIT-Kharagpur and IIM-Calcutta, have developed a low-cost and fast deployable wireless communication infrastructure that […]

507, 2017

Centre mulls over creation of medical service like IAS

The Centre is considering creating an All India Medical Service like the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, […]

407, 2017

India top supplier in health sector to UN system in 2016

UNITED NATIONS: India was the main supplier in the health sector to the UN system in 2016 with total sales […]

2106, 2017


Facebook on Wednesday launched disaster maps – an initiative aimed at helping humanitarian organisations save lives in emergencies.
“When there’s a […]

1506, 2017

Drones may save lives with rapid heart attack response

A latest study has found out that drones are way faster to reach patients than ambulances.

According to the report published […]

206, 2017

Disaster Health Systems in India

Over 58.6% of Indian landmass is earthquake prone while 5,700km of 7,516km-long coastline is prone to cyclones and tsunamis.
About 40-million […]

2905, 2017

India hailed for disaster management plan

Cancun: India has come in for praise at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction for being the first […]

2705, 2017

A step forward in emergency medical care

An emergency medical dashboard that provides a set of standard operating procedures to be followed in acute trauma, emergency cases […]

2504, 2017

India’s disaster management authority to conduct mock drill to improve forest fire preparedness

India’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is all set to conduct a mock exercise on forest fires in northern state […]

2404, 2017

SDRF imparts disaster management training to over 6,400 people

DEHRADUN: The state disaster response force (SDRF) has imparted disaster management training to over 6,400 people in the state. The […]

1003, 2017

DU students to get training in first aid, disaster response

The administration at Zakir Husain Delhi College has started a ‘Learning Beyond Curriculum Programme’ for undergraduate students, who are being […]

1502, 2017

Soon, city schools to take part in disaster management programme

The government has allotted an amount of Rs 77 lakh to implement the programme in schools.

The private and government schools […]

1801, 2017

Disaster management workshop for housewives in Thane

THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) here organized a two-day disaster management workshop for housewives to handle situations before help […]

1001, 2017
2112, 2016

75% Indian companies not disaster ready: CBRE

MUMBAI: Nearly 75 per cent of Indian companies are not prepared for disaster management, a recent survey by real estate […]

1312, 2016

Plan to make disabled people disaster-ready

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a first, the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has come up with a project to strengthen the response […]

812, 2016

India is not equipped to deal with natural or man-made disasters

There’s a little story about the grasshopper and the ant. The grasshopper was a jolly chap and he sang all […]

512, 2016

Govt disaster relief body to be studied as a business model

New Delhi: In what is being seen as the ministry of home affairs’ (MHA) attempt at upping its brand value, […]

3011, 2016

Mumbai gets upgraded disaster control room, litigation management system

MUMBAI: An upgraded disaster management control room at a cost of almost Rs 6 crore was inaugurated by Chief Minister […]

2311, 2016

‘Disaster management is the need of the hour’

NAGPUR: With a view to rejuvenate the civil defence structure on a local, state and national level the National Civil […]

1811, 2016

‘Disaster management is the need of the hour’

Nagpur: With a view to rejuvenate the civil defence structure on a local, state and national level the National Civil […]

1611, 2016

Disaster Management Cell to conduct drill in Sector 44

NOIDA: The Disaster Management Cell (DCM), Noida will conduct earthquake school evacuation drill on Wednesday at Mahamaya Balika Inter College […]

1611, 2016

Most schools unprepared to cope with disasters

How do you respond to the disaster? `Will douse it with blankets,’ `call the fire force,’ and run to safety’, […]

2810, 2016

Kerala to rope in public for disaster management

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 (PTI) In view of instances of natural and man-made calamities in the state, Kerala government is mulling […]

2810, 2016

Headmasters trained in disaster management

To ensure safety of school students during disasters, 150 heads of government middle schools in six blocks have been trained […]

1910, 2016

Heart attack, lung disease, stroke: 3 killers in India

NEW DELHI: Heart attacks, lung obstruction and strokes are the three top causes of death in India, accounting for over […]

1810, 2016

New Delhi to host Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on Monday chaired a video conference with State Chief Secretaries in connection with the Asian […]

1710, 2016

On health front, India 143rd among 188 nations: Study

NEW DELHI: A global study on a range of health indicators released on Thursday has ranked India 143rdamong 188 countries, […]

1410, 2016

Govt to organise national-level painting competition for school children on disaster risk reduction

NEW DELHI: Keen to spread awareness among young children regarding mitigation of disasters, the government will organise a national-level painting […]

810, 2016

India to host international meet on disaster risk reduction PM Modi will inaugurate the conference that will be held here on November 3-5 in collaboration with the UNISDR

India will host the Asian ministerial conference on disaster risk reduction next month which will focus on partnership with governments […]

2809, 2016

NDMA to ponder over its disaster mgmt plans today

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will rake up various key issues during its 12th Formation Day on Wednesday.

Among […]

1709, 2016

India ranks poorly in disaster preparedness, hence is more vulnerable to natural calamities than BRICS nations

Bonn-based prestigious United National (UN) University’s new “World Risk Report 2016” United Nations University has suggested that while India may […]

1709, 2016

CM approves Kerala Disaster Management Plan 2016

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a first, the Kerala Disaster Management Plan-2016 is approved by the state government led by chief minister Pinarayi […]

809, 2016

India to participate in IOWave16, UNESCO’s tsunami mock drill, tomorrow

Chennai: India along with 23 other countries will participate in a large-scale tsunami simulation exercise organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission […]

709, 2016

One person every second displaced by natural disaster since 2008: Report

On an average, one person every second is displaced by disasters brought on by natural hazards since 2008, according to […]

509, 2016

3rd National Level Disaster Management Exercise From Sep 15

Visakhapatnam: The third national-level joint disaster management exercise will be held in Gujarat’s Bhuj from September 15, a senior Navy official […]

3108, 2016

Disaster management plan should have been drafted into Act: HC

The Madras High Court today observed that a disaster management plan should have been drafted into the provisions of the Disaster […]

3008, 2016

India ranked 77 in disaster risk index of the world

Lack of critical infrastructure and weak logistic chains substantially increase the risk that an extreme natural event will become a […]

2608, 2016

IoT and disaster management in India

With Government of India actively pursuing Digital India and Smart Cities powered by the latest communications technologies like Internet of […]

2508, 2016

BRICS members to set up joint task force on disaster management, says Kiren Rijiju

BRICS nations would soon set up a joint task force on disaster management to share information, technique and for mutual […]

2408, 2016

MHA for a bigger disaster relief unit to protect coast

MANGALURU: With the ministry of home affairs (MHA) identifying Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts as most vulnerable to […]

2308, 2016

City to have its own ‘Disaster Management System’

KOCHI: In the foreseeable future, Kochi Corporation could well have its own ‘Disaster Management System’ (DMS) modelled on the lines […]

2308, 2016


The concept of disaster management should be incorporated in designing buildings and infrastructure and for making a smart disaster control […]

2208, 2016

AP mulls setting up 19 trauma care centres

VISAKHAPATNAM: The TDP government is to set up 19 trauma care centres (TCCs) in the state. Andhra Pradesh already has […]

1708, 2016

NDMA recognises Mumbai as a role model in disaster management

India, Lt Gen NC Marwah, a member of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) lionised the flood-relief measures and other […]

1008, 2016

Air ambulance services take off in India, but not fast enough

Medical evacuations (med-evacs) are not just in short supply but even those that offer services can’t move patients at night […]

908, 2016

Jugaad in the jungle: Motorbike ambulances a lifesaver for remote villages in Chhattisgarh’s Naxal regions

Motorbike ambulances have become a respite for pregnant women in Bastar. These makeshift ambulances ensure patients reach hospitals on […]

808, 2016

Remedying India’s healthcare colossus

A patient is treated at the rheumatology stepdown care ward in Chnenai’s Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital. Photo: B. Jothi […]

808, 2016

India has one doctor per 893 patients: Delhi Health Minister’s reply on WHO report

The WHO report stated that large number of allopathic doctors in the country do not have medical qualification and lower […]

408, 2016

Railways to get assets insured against floods

Railway Board has also asked zones to adopt modern techniques to monitor landslides, behaviour of rivers that pose danger to […]

408, 2016

Singapore-India collaboration for better maternal, child health services

For health:The Singapore delegation at the inauguration of the ‘Enhancing Maternal and Child Health Services’ programme in Bengaluru on Monday.— […]

2807, 2016

Relief code for disaster management

Disaster management activities in the State will soon be based on a minimum relief code prescribing basic standards and indicators […]

2207, 2016

FAST training programs for the month of July 2016

FAST training programs for the month of July 2016

1. 23.07.2016 – IIEMS, Kottayam.
2. 25.07.2016 – Pangode Military Camp, Trivandrum.
3. 29.07.2016 – Amma Charitable Trust, Thuravoor.

2207, 2016

Govt plans 1,200 trauma centres along highways

Ajith Athrady NEW DELHI, Jan 19, 2016, Deccan Herald

To provide quick medical assistance to road accidents victims, the Centre is […]

2207, 2016

Major earthquake lurking under India, Bangladesh: study

The Hindu, July 12, 2016

A huge earthquake that can turn urban areas in eastern India into “ruins” may be building […]