State Level Mock Exercise on Earthquake conducted in Kokrajhar
The exercise has been a big learning opportunity for all the stakeholders to learn new things, identify the gaps and to take corrective measures
KOKRAJHAR: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) and District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Kokrajhar conducted the State Level Mock Exercise on Earthquake Disaster on Thursday.
Altogether 5 locations were selected as affected venues in Kokrajhar District namely DN Himatsingka High School, residential apartment at Bidhanpally, RNB Civil Hospital, Vishal Megha Mart and DLR office building. Immediately after blowing of earthquake siren at 9.03 am, all the designated places such as District Emergency Operation Centre (DEOC), Staging Area, Incident Command Post, Medical Aid Post etc were activated as per Incident Response Structure. All the available resources like search and rescue teams, fire fighting teams, SDRF, Medical Teams and other QRTs (Quick Response Team) etc were mobilized at the Staging area from where the deployment of resources was done based on actual need of the simulation sites. The injured patients were given first aid treatment at the medical aid post set up at the incident site and from where the severely injured victims were taken to RNB Civil Hospital. Besides the District Administration, SSB, SDRF, NDRF, Fire and Emergency Services, CISF, Line department officials, State Police, Aapda Mitras, Community Volunteers etc actively participated in the said mega event. Independent observers were also appointed from NDRF and Army for the said mock exercise and submitted their observation accordingly in the debriefing session.
This exercise has been a big learning opportunity for all the stakeholders to learn new things, identify the gaps and to take corrective measures which will ensure smooth coordination amongst all the stakeholders during a real situation.
In Chirang district also the NDMA in collaboration with ASDMA and DDMA, Chirang carried out the State Level Mock Exercise on Earthquake Disaster on Thursday. The five venues where the mock exercises were held are Delhi Public School, BGR Township of Dhaligaon, IOCL-BGR Administrative Building, District Transport Office building, Chirang Police Reserved Staff Quarter and JSB Civil Hospital, Kajlagaon.