NDMA asks states to form Disaster Response Force

Last Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 20:13

Hyderabad: The National Disaster Management Authority has asked states to set up response force on the lines of one at the national level to effectively deal with natural calamities, NDMA Vice Chairman M Sasidhar Reddy on Sunday said.
Stressing the importance of training people to deal with disasters, he said the Disaster Response Force must also be able to manage the consequences of chemical and biological attacks.

He was speaking at a mock mass casualty drill organized by GVK Emergency Management Research Institute at a government hospital here in which various departments including police and fire participated.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 20:13

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