Disaster Preparedness Plan

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Disaster Disaster is defined as the occurrence of a sudden or major misfortune, which disrupts the basic fabric and normal functioning of a society (community). It is an event or a series of events which gives rise to casualties and /or damage or loss of property, infrastructure, essential services or means of livelihood on a scale that is beyond the normal capacity of the affected communities to cope with unaided. Hazards Hazards are defined as ―Phenomena that pose a threat to people, structures or economic assets and which may cause a disaster. They could be either manmade or naturally occurring in our environment.‖ Classification of Hazard

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Aim of Hospital Disaster/Emergency Management Plan: The aim of a hospital disaster plan is to provide prompt and effective medical care to the maximum possible, in order to minimize morbidity and mortality resulting from any MCI. Objectives and goals of a Hospital Emergency Plan: The main objective of a hospital emergency/disaster plan is to optimally prepare the staff and institutional resources of the hospital for effective performance in different disaster situations. The hospital disaster plans should address not only the mass casualties which may result from MCI that has occurred away from the hospital, but should also address the situation where the hospital itself has been affected by a disaster – fire, explosion, flooding or earthquake. In case of MCI away from the hospital and not affecting the hospital the further goals are: To control a large number of patients and manage the resulting problems in an organized manner, By enhancing the capacities of admission and treatment. By treating the patients based on the rules of individual management, despite there being a greater number of patients. _ By ensuring proper ongoing treatment

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