Divisional Administration Organises Awareness Programme For Medicos


JAMMU, NOVEMBER 03: An awareness programme to sensitize the Medical staff about Earthquake Preparedness was today organized by the Divisional Commissioner's office here at Government Medical College.

Alok Nanda, expert Disaster Management (Presidents Medal Awardee) delivered an interactive lecture on Earthquake Preparedness and sensitization of Medical staff.

He said that it is imperative to train the Medical and allied staff to deal with situation arising in the eventuality of a disaster, particularly earthquake. 

The Government Medical College became the first health institution of the state where a lecture on the subject was delivered by an expert of national repute. The sensitization programme shall be taken subsequently to the District Hospitals of Jammu Province and Community Health Centres.

The need of such sensitization and awareness programme was felt considering the fact that the state of J&K falls in zone 4 and 5 of earthquake prone areas.

The Programme was attended by the Principal  & Dean, GMC Jammu as Chief Guest, Head of the departments of various disciplines of GMC, Faculty Members, Medical Superintendents and Dy. Medical Superintendents of Government Medical College and its Associated Hospitals, besides Nursing and Paramedical staff of this institution.

The Medical and Paramedical staff and other stakeholders of the Directorate of Health Services, Jammu also participated in the programme.



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