First ever disaster management cell in the State also known as ‘Emergency Operation Centre’ (EOC) was inaugurated at Deputy Commissioner’s office complex, Dimapur, on June 23.
ADC Dimapur, Sedevikho Khro at the inaugural function said newly established centre was equipped with latest state of the art equipments in dealing natural disaster like earthquake or related to any disaster.
He also said that though the district does not face the danger of flood like other states yet, public are prone to natural disaster like earthquake and the main concern for the district was to come up with proper planning.
He further said if high magnitude earthquake occurred in Nagaland, Dimapur would have serious impact and therefore needed preparation in dealing with the aftermath of its occurrence.
ADC was optimistic that with the newly inaugurated centre, Dimapur Disaster Management Cell will effectively deal in the event of any disaster in the district.
EOC includes departments like PWD, Power, Medical, Supply, Vety. and other allied departments. The cell would be headed by the Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur as incident commander.