A study on the role of Hospital in Disaster Management and its Palliative Approach

  • Isha Puri Deputy Manager, Max Superspeciality Hospital, Bathinda, Punjab, India.
  • Priya Puesh Pargotra Associate Professor, Dept. of Roga Nidhana, Government Ayurved Medical College, Akhnoor, Jammu, India.
Keywords: Hospital disaster preparedness, Palliative, disaster management

Abstract

Hospitals play important roles in saving the lives and reducing the suffering of injured people during and after disasters. Disaster damage to health systems is a human and health tragedy, results in huge economic losses, deals devastating blows to development goals, and shakes social confidence. Hospital disaster preparedness presents complex clinical operation. It is difficult philosophical challenge. They should be ready to save lives and to continue providing essential emergencies. India has been traditionally vulnerable to the natural disasters on the account of its unique geo-climatic conditions. Floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes and landslides would have been recurrent phenomena. It is difficult to determine how much time, money, and effort should be spent in preparing for an event that may not occur. Health facilities whether hospitals or rural health clinics, should be a source of strength during emergencies and disasters. In India most of the disasters are caused by floods. About 60% of the landmass is prone to earthquakes of various intensities, over 40 million hectares is prone to floods, about 8% of the total area is prone to cyclones and 68% of the area is susceptible to drought. In this paper a review has been made to disaster reasons and their mitigation and the effect of disaster on the lives of human being and necessary steps taken to palliate the disaster. In this paper a review has been made to disaster reasons and their mitigation and the effect of disaster on the lives of human being and necessary steps taken to palliate the disaster.

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How to Cite
Isha Puri, & Priya Puesh Pargotra. (2021). A study on the role of Hospital in Disaster Management and its Palliative Approach. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 6(4), 340 - 346. Retrieved from https://www.jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1619
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Review Article