MUHS to train Staff on Disaster Management

First of all let us tell you what is Disaster Management: Well, it is organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies, in particular preparedness, response and recovery in order to lessen the impact of disasters.

Dire need of Disaster Management Training:

Disaster Management helps in dealing with natural calamities like earthquake
Disaster Management helps in dealing with natural calamities like earthquake

Nashik is gearing up for one of it’s biggest events which is the Kumbh Mela 2015. The mela will attract a number of devotees, sadhus and tourists from the rest of the country. This means that Nashik City needs to have preparedness at all levels especially when it comes to Disaster Management. Just like prevention is better than cure, preparedness is better than running from pillar to post to avert an emergency.

The aim of disaster management training is to build the capacity of Kumbh Mela 2015 ’s staff and volunteers to improve preparedness and response at all levels before, during and after disasters and to give all components of the movement, the means to work together in a coordinated manner. The focus of disaster management training is generally on improving the technical skills of the participants, but also on personnel and team management. It aims to encourage an exchange of experience and knowledge and the creation of networks amongst the disaster management team. It also aims to improve coordination of disaster response and the quality and availability of disaster management tools.

The role of the MUHS in Kumbh Mela 2015 is to come up with a  disaster management model so that all are aware of what needs to be done in case of a disaster and to standardize training curricula, train trainers in Police officials, employees of the government and semi-government departments and officials and employees of the university attended the workshop level.

What you can expect in Disaster Management Training workshop:

  • Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Framework (CDRMF)
  • Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)
  • Climate Change and Disaster Risk (ClC)
  • Earthquake Risk Reduction(ERR)
  • Risk Identification, Assessment and Analysis (RA)
  • Safer Cities (SC)
  • Financial Strategies for Managing Economic Impacts of Disasters (FS)
  • Risk Sensitive Land Use Planning (RSLUP)
  • Risk Sensitive Land Use Planning (RSLUP)
  • Damage and Reconstruction Needs Assessment (DRNA)
    Disaster Management professionals at work in Kashmir
    Disaster Management professionals at work in Kashmir

What Experts are Saying on this:-

AIIMS, New Delhi’s Dr. Sanjeev Bhoyi said, “Training received here should not be kept to oneself, but should reach maximum people through training on different levels. We should tell maximum people about the same. Every needy person should get primary treatment immediately.  All individuals should have knowledge about basic treatment techniques which could prove useful in case of emergencies”.

In this workshop, Chancellor Dr. Arun Jamkar said, Kumbh Mela 2015 will bring lakhs of devotees from all over the country and even abroad. To avoid any disaster, the administration is taking corrective measures. The MUHS, considering its social responsibility has always tried to help the administration and plans to introduce a ‘Disaster Management Model’ for the Kumbh Mela 2015”.

Dr. Sanjeev Bhoyi spoke about chest compression, snake and animal bites, bleeding control and emergency care while Dr. Ashish Bindra gave tips regarding Airway, breathing, child and infant CPR. Dr. Ajit Baviskar stressed on Special Scenarios, Choking (Adult infant and Child) drowning and other emergencies.

Another aim of MUHS is to focus on the volunteers of National Service Scheme (NSS), colleges and NGOs and scout and guide students along with the police. Dr. Jamkar also mentioned that he has already announced the implementation and surprise checks of Swatch Bharat Abhiyan in the university’s affiliated colleges and if the colleges are found to be in impressive condition, they would be rewarded monetarily.

Modi walking the talk with his Swachh Bharat Campaign
Modi walking the talk with his Swachh Bharat Campaign

Final word on why MUHS is to train staff on disaster management is to Integrate disaster-resilience features in their ongoing reconstruction programmes. Agriculture, housing and urban development departments would concentrate on beneficiary-oriented schemes.

We give kudos to the initiative and pray that Nashik be a good host to the devotees of Kumbh Mela 2105.

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