GUWAHATI, Nov 18 - A three-day training programme on disaster management, risk reduction and mass casualty for medical officers in Assam was inaugurated today at Assam Administrative Staff College (AASC). The training programme has been organised by Directorate of Health Services (DHS), in collaboration with Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). A total of 40 medical officers across the State are participating in the training programme.
The training programme was initiated to reduce risk during any kind of disaster in the State and so that the doctors can handle heavy flow of patients in the event of a disaster. The training on trauma would help the doctors in accident cases as the rate of accident trauma is increasing in recent days.
Resource persons from ASDMA, Fire & Emergency Services, IDEA, Academy of Trauma, NDRF/SDRF, etc., will initiate the training and talk about the concept of risk reduction through mass casualty.
A practical session on trauma treatment and mock drill will also be held at Mahendra Mohan Chowdhury Hospital here during the training.