As part of the initiative of the State government to make Tamil Nadu ‘Disaster Resilient,’ a two-day workshop on ‘Strengthening emergency response system in hospitals’ was organised here on Friday.
Officials and personnel attached to various government departments were explained about the preparedness to manage any eventuality during an emergency situation without loss of time and confusion.
Inaugurating the workshop organised by the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the Kanyakumari Government Medical College Hospital, Collector Sajjansingh R. Chavan asked health care professionals to be ready with contingency plans and adopt suitable strategies for handling any disaster.
Experts dwelt at length about the response mechanisms for accidents and natural disasters.
The participants were explained about district-specific disasters and their management, health impact and gender issues. Media communication was also part of the disaster management workshop, said VR Hari Balaji, trainer.
About 150 doctors and nurses attached to government hospitals and primary health centres, Village Health Nurses, police personnel, revenue officials and paramedical staff participated in the workshop, which concluded with a drill on accident response and treatment methodology by the fire and rescue services personnel.
KGMCH Dean S. Vadivel Murugan and Deputy Director of Health Services M. Madhusoodhanan also participated in the workshop.