KSDMA initiated hospital safety project in close coordination with the Health Department. In the year 2012, Health department had framed the first departmental disaster management plan in the State. In the year 2014, KSDMA conducted a state wide Training Needs Assessment (TNA) for the Health Sector, facilitated by Indian Institute of Emergency Medical Services.

Following this TNA, KSDMA, with the support of UNDP trained Chief Medical Officers of hospitals located adjacent to highway corridors in December 2015. Funding was provided to Kerala State Institute of Health & Family Welfare (KSIHFW) for conducting training and capacity building for medical and para-medical officers and functionaries in the State on Disaster Management and the need of Hospital Safety Plan.

Post 2018 floods, a comprehensive hospital safety project was implemented with the support of UNDP in 14 hospitals, one from each district. Training on hospital safety, formation of hospital safety committee, preparation of hospital safety plan etc were carried out in these hospitals. State Level Consultation on Hospital Safety and Disaster Management was held on 20th July 2019 with the representatives from 14 hospitals selected for the programme in partnership with the KSIHFW. Virtual Cadre Officers of health department were trained in the year 2019.

 

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