GUWAHATI, Dec 12 - The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) will hold the Guwahati Emergency Management Exercise (GEMEx 2015) from December 14 to 18.
In this regard, a sensitisation meeting with mediapersons was held at the office of ASDMA on Thursday.
This will be the second such exercise conducted in Guwahati after 2012.
Nandita Hazarika, State Project Officer of ASDMA spoke about the exercise of GEMEx 2015.
She said that the GEMEx will identify the strengths, weaknesses and enhance the capabilities of the State emergency agencies, educational institutions, hospitals etc., and prepare the stakeholders to respond to urban catastrophes.
She further stated that the GEMEx 2015 will train over 2,000 people on the roles and responsibilities during emergency and hazardous situations.
The first day�s session on December 14 will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at the Rabindra Bhawan.
The exercise will run parallel in 11 tracks for the first three days in Guwahati.
After a table-top exercise on December 17, the concluding day on December 18 will witness a field drill at the Veterinary Field, Khanapara.
Three mock drill scenarios will be created namely, apartment collapse, school collapse and chemical industry fire. A total of 200 injured victims will be sent to hospitals and the city�s emergency response agencies will act accordingly to the situation.
A meeting was also held at the DC�s office here on Thursday under the chairmanship of Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu to review the preparations for the GEMEx.