AHA Releases New Scientific Statement

The evolving and expanding outbreak of COVID-19 cases creates challenges around resuscitation efforts and requires potential modifications of established processes and practices. In response, the American Heart Association has released interim CPR guidelines to help rescuers treat [...]

Revised Guidelines on Clinical Management of COVID – 19

This document is intended for clinicians taking care of hospitalised adult and paediatric patients of COVID – 19. It is not meant to replace clinical judgment or specialist consultation but rather to strengthen clinical management [...]

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 [...]

” 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

CLIMATE LENS MUST FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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, [...]

Mongolia to cooperate with India on disaster management

Mongolia could step up cooperation with India to prevent disasters and reduce risks, the Mongolian deputy prime minister's office said Tuesday. Mongolian Deputy Prime Minister Ulziisaikhan Enkhtuvshin made the remarks when meeting with an Indian [...]

Assam starts training ‘disaster friends’

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority launched the "Äapda Mitra" programme in the state on Monday. Sources said the training programme for community volunteers will be carried out in two phases, the first covering Kamrup [...]

Centre to launch National Disaster Database

NEW DELHI: Cyclone Vardah, which hit the Indian coast in Tamil Nadu in December 2016, resulted in destruction of properties estimated at over $1 billion. In January the same year, an earthquake of 6.7 on [...]

Disaster management lessons for disabled people

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As the first state to launch training for disabled people in disaster risk reduction (DRR) management two years ago, Kerala now plays a lead role in strengthening emergency response capabilities of people with disabilities [...]

NDMA to conduct mock exercise on earthquake in northeast

Preparedness measures required to be taken at individual, societal and institutional levels to minimise the effects of an earthquake were discussed. NEW DELHI: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will on Thursday conduct a mock [...]

DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR CIVIC SCHOOLS

Navi Mumbai: All civic-run schools now possess a detailed action plan to be implemented in times of any disasters. NMMC along with USAID and United Nation Development Plan (UNDP) has commenced the programme for safety [...]

DISASTER MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR DIFFERENTLY ABLED

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Disaster Management Authority and Social Justice Department are jointly holding training camps for the differently abled in disaster preparedness. The training sessions will be held in all districts and the first session [...]

THE ROLE OF DATA DURING NATURAL DISASTERS

IN AN INCREASINGLY TECH-CENTRIC AND DIGITAL WORLD, IT IS NECESSARY TO USE OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY AND THE TECHNOLOGY AT HAND TO HELP KEEP PEOPLE SAFE. According to the United Nations, India is the third worst-affected [...]

KERALA’S DISASTER-PRONE AREAS WITHIN PUBLIC DOMAIN

International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on Friday marked another landmark in the disaster preparedness of Kerala as it became the first State in the country to disclose maps of disaster-prone areas in an international format [...]

22 NATIONS TO JOIN DISASTER MEET IN INDIA

NEW DELHI: More than 22 countries have confirmed participation in a two-day international meet India is hosting along with the UN from Monday to build a global coalition for development of disaster resilient infrastructure on the lines of [...]

Successful disaster management outcome of volunteers

Successful disaster management was an outcome of the dedication and commitment of volunteers who provided humanitarian assistance, a member of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said today. Addressing a gathering of school students on [...]

Kerala might reconstitute disaster management authority

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: State government is likely to reconstitute the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) by bringing in more experts so that the state would be more prepared next time, unlike what happened during cyclone Ockhi. [...]

India-Russia to cooperate in disaster management

Russia will assist India to set up a national crisis management centre in the country to handle disaster and other emergency situations. This was agreed during a meeting between Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian [...]

Bihar Introduces Disaster fight training for school kids

From January, schoolchildren across the state will get training every Saturday about calamities and disaster mitigation. The new initiative has been christened "Safe Saturday" and it will be a part of the Mukhyamantri School Suraksha [...]

UAVs can be effectively used in disaster management: NDMA

New Delhi: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be effectively used in disaster management, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) today said. "UAVs can provide high-resolution, real-time images of even the inaccessible locations. These images can [...]

JNU gets Disaster Research Centre

NEW DELHI: A special centre for disaster research at JNUwas inaugurated by minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju . The new centre has collaborated with three DU colleges—Lady Shri Ram, Kamala Nehru and [...]

`Most community health centres lack infra, facilities’

KOCHI: In Kerala, 175 primary health centres (PHC) were identified for upgradation from 2011-16 to provide 24x7 emergency services. But, none of them were upgraded, said the comptroller and auditor general's audit (CAG) report. CAG's [...]