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Disaster management training programme for NGOs

NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS can play an important role in the aftermath of disasters to deliver emergency health care and provide long-term medical support. To equip the NGOs in a better way towards this, Disaster Management Institute has organised a two-day training programme on chemical accidents and industrial disaster management.

india Updated: Jun 09, 2006 15:30 IST

NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS can play an important role in the aftermath of disasters to deliver emergency health care and provide long-term medical support. To equip the NGOs in a better way towards this, Disaster Management Institute has organised a two-day training programme on chemical accidents and industrial disaster management.

The training commenced on Thursday. About 30 participants from the Jalkalyan Samitis across State are attending the programme.

Addressing the participants at the inaugural function, DMI executive director S N Mishra highlighted the role of NGOs in post-disaster activities. He said the NGOs could be the first responders on the ground, use their flexibility to emphasise and deliver various services in fast changing environment and utilise their understanding of the local environment, culture and systems of health care.

Former vice-chancellor of Jeewaji University, Gwalior R R Das, who was special invitee stressed on the need for a combined action from non-government organisations, aid agencies and State government to develop stronger systems of co-ordination and communication.

DMI Director Dr Rakesh Dubey spoke about the key activities to be performed during the programme. In this regard, the participants would be told about various types of disasters and their management aspects and the role to be played by NGOs. DMI project officer Shweta is the course co-ordinator. She  proposed vote of thanks for inaugural session.