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Kma DDMA discusses IDRN, reinforcing COVID protocol

Kma DDMA discusses IDRN, reinforcing COVID protocol
The Kohima DDMA meeting in progress on September 15.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/15/2021 11:41:14 AM IST

District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) quarter meeting was held at DPDB Hall Kohima on September 15.

According to a DIPR report, highlighting an overview of India Disaster Resource Network (IDRN), senior technical director and DIO, DIC Kohima, J.G Lorin Rengma stated that IDRN was a nationwide electronic inventory of resources that enlists equipment and human resources, collated from districts, states and national level line departments and agencies.

He informed that it was a web-based platform for managing the inventory of equipment, skilled human resources and critical supplies for emergency response. Lorin added that primary focus of IDRN portal (idrn.nidm.gov.in) was to enable decision makers to find answers on availability of equipment and human resources required to combat any emergency situation which database would also enable them to assess the level of preparedness for specific disasters.

He also informed that, to update data in IDRN, district collectors or magistrate were authorised officials to get the latest information about disaster management resources available with various line departments and agencies and were uploaded in the portal, using services of district informatics officers. During the meeting, CMO Kohima informed that positivity rate of COVID-19 has been declining to 2.6% from September 10 till date. She suggested the members to reinforce covid protocol to minimise the impact of third wave and that the second dose vaccine would be available at any of the sub-centres every Wednesday in Kohima town.

Earlier, the meeting was chaired by DC Kohima Gregory Thejawelie, who also informed line departments to prepare disaster management action plan within one month.

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