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‘Year of School Safety’ declared
Published on 18 Jul. 2009 12:01 AM IST
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Two trainings on emergency health management (EHM) was conducted from the July 6 to 10 and 13 to 17. Altogether 62 trainees participated in the training from NGOs and different departments under the government of Nagaland. The different topics that were discussed during the training were basics of disaster risk management, introduction to first aid, initial assessment plan, wounds, bleeding and shock, unconsciousness, causes and first aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) fracture and uses of splints, dressing and bandaging, chocking/ foreign body airway obstruction, carriage of casualty, burns and triage. For all the topics theory and practical classes were held in detail. The resource persons for the training were Dr. Thingtimla Yimchunger and Deepak Lama from central training institute (CTI) Tuluvi, and Dr. Hovithal N.Sothu and Er. N. Moa Longkumer from ATI. The valedictory function was held on the July 17 with Kewachu Semy, faculty head, disaster management as the guest of honour. He congratulated the participants for the successful completion of the training and thanked the resource persons for their sacrifices. He said that the disaster management cell was set up by the government for capacity building and to create awareness. The Cell has been conducting different trainings for different levels ranging from government officials to NGOs. It is a gigantic task and requires the support of all concerned for successful implementation of the programmes. He said that the disaster management cell, ATI has declared 2009-10 as the year of school safety. Towards this end the cell in collaboration with the education department is conducting DRM for school safety in all the districts with the aim to educate the teachers so that they can be capacity builders for their respective schools. With the co-operation of school education department, disaster management cell ATI has already completed trainings in 7 districts and altogether 178 teachers from different Schools have been trained on school safety this year. Talking about emergency health management, he said that 62 persons have been trained this year including 35 NGOs. He impressed upon the participants to use the acquired knowledge any where when situation demands and never allow knowledge to die. He went on to say that the trainees should practice whatever they have learnt, so that they can become useful members of the society in saving lives. He stressed that every member of the society should be aware of disaster management and has to be prepared and for this emergency health management is an important tool that should be propagated to all members of the society. In his concluding remark he said that with the administrative support of Mhathung Kithan (IAS), director ATI, the disaster management cell was able to carry out all the programmes successfully. On behalf of the trainees, Dan Khing said that they have learned a lot, and will try to use the knowledge for the society. He also thanked the resource persons for their sacrifices. K. Kavili Sema spoke on behalf of the lady trainees. She said that after the training she feels like she is a soldier to save lives. The meeting was chaired by Er. Moa Longkumer, associate professor and concluding remarks were also given by Dr. Thingtimla and Deepak Lama, while the vote of thanks was pronounced by Dr. Hovithal N. Sothu, associate professor.

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