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We Follow Our Guidelines: Akbar

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services works with the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) when there are events of natural disasters. Minister for Health and Medi­cal Services Rosy Akbar,
18 Apr 2018 11:00
We Follow Our Guidelines: Akbar
Government Member of Parliament Alvick Maharaj (left), with the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Rosy Akbar, outside Parliament on April 17, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services works with the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) when there are events of natural disasters.

Minister for Health and Medi­cal Services Rosy Akbar, while responding to MP Alivereti Nabulivou’s questions on meas­ures taken by the Ministry during natural disasters, said the Ministry, with NDMO, had its own guidelines to follow in the form of Health Emergency and Disaster Management Plan (HEADMAP) and the accompa­nying Standard Operating Pro­cedures.

She said there was also a Health Emergency Operations Centre based at the Health Headquarters and at the sub-divisional levels.

She said this had been activat­ed for 24 hours at the height of the Tropical Cyclone Gita, Trop­ical Cyclone Josie, the flooding in the West and TC Keni.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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