Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Management Development Programme On Disaster Management and Preparedness

The course focuses on the study of basic concepts of disaster management and principles of disaster
planning, objectives and purpose of a disaster plan the role and responsibilities of the staff and the
basic facilities required to meet the challenge of disasters and emergency response.
Disasters have existed ever since the existence of mankind and no community is immune to the
emergencies caused by natural and manmade disasters. The disaster events result in a number of
deaths and injuries in the community along with wide spread destruction of property, economic
losses etc. and the community requires immediate assistance to overcome their effects. Globally the
toll of deaths and damages in natural disasters has been increasing. The cost to the global economy is
estimated to be 50,000 million US dollars per year, of which a third represents the cost of predicting,
preventing and mitigating distress and the remaining two-thirds represents the direct cost of
damages. The death toll may vary from year to year with a global mean of 2,50,000 deaths of which
major disasters kill on average of 1,40,000 people per year. A study made by the United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP) indicates that India is one of the most disaster prone countries (as
far as natural disasters are concerned).

• To understand the concept of disaster and its management
• To describe the principles of disaster planning and the objectives and purpose of a disaster plan
• To describe the composition, functions and responsibilities of the Disaster Committee
• To carry out rapid assessment, surveillance and outbreak control
• To analyze the disaster facilities required
• To develop a hospital disaster plan and modalities for response action
• Mass causality management

• Basic Concepts of Disaster Management
• Principles of Disaster Planning
• Objectives of Hospital Disaster Plan
• Disaster Committee
• Rapid assessment, Surveillance and Outbreak Control
• Organizing Disaster Facilities
• Disaster Manual of Hospitals
• Disaster Drill
• Leadership, Team Building and Organizational Dynamics
• Communications in disasters

Duration and Venue
The programme is of 5-day duration. The programme will start at on Monday, 14 March, 2016 and th
conclude on Friday, 18th March, 2016. The programme is scheduled to be held at IIHMR University,

A certificate of participation on completion of the programme will be issued by the IIHMR University,

Programme Fee
• For Indian participants : Rs 25,000 plus Service Tax (14.50%)
• For Foreign participants : USD 600 plus Service Tax (14.50%)
The fees covers tuition fees, training material, stay in air-conditioning room (twin-sharing basis),
breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee during the program and pick-up and drop from Jaipur
airport/railway station/bus stand. Welcome dinner and short-trip to historical and cultural
importance places in Jaipur would be offered by the University in honour of the participants.
Participants would be encouraged to use library facilities. Round the clock internet facility (Wi-Fi) is
available for the participants.