2-day disaster management training for Simhastha from February 29

American disaster management experts to impart training

Bhopal, February 7, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan):  A 2-day training will be held from February for disaster and crowd management during Simhastha at Ujjain from April 22 to May 21. Apart from police and administrative officers, 500 doctors and paramedical staff will attend it. Training will be imparted by a joint team of New Delhi’s Centre for Disease Control and US city Atlanta’s Centre for Disease Control. During the 2-day session, trainees will be apprised of ways to show leadership quality in the event of any disaster. Doctors and paramedical staff will also be informed about availability of better treatment facilities at hospitals to be constructed in Simhastha Mela area. They will also be informed about ways to control crimes and deal with criminals during Mela period. Health Department has chalked out a medical management plan for Simhastha-2016.

Round-the-clock medical arrangements will be made in Mela area. For this, 3000 paramedical staff will be deployed. To deal with various situations, 552 doctors, 650 nursing staff and 900 paramedical staff are being deployed. For effective medical service, 1000 auxiliary staff is also being deployed. Hospitals having 20 beds each will be constructed in 4 zones of Simhastha. Every hospital will have staff of 47 personnel. Besides, 23 six-bed hospitals will be established at sector level with staff of 37 personnel in each hospital.

Every satellite town coming up at Ujjain will also have 6-bed hospital.  Training is being imparted to 1000 home guards to provide first aid to devotees in time of need. Arrangements of 1800 beds will be made at Mela area hospitals and other government-private hospitals at Ujjain. Of these, 200 beds of government hospitals will be reserved during Simhastha. Besides, 218 additional temporary beds will also be available. Indore’s Aurobindo Medical College, Apollo and Medanta hospitals have also consented to make available one cardiac ambulance each for Simhastha.